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Go for 2 fruit and 5 vegetables

The single easiest way to eat well is to focus on eating at least 2 servings of fruit and at least 5 servings of vegetables per day.

Eating these quantities of fruits and veggies help ensure you're getting adequate quantities of various nutrients that you need, especially micro nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

The great thing about going for 2&5 servings of fruits and veggies every day is that doing so tends to bring other healthy foods into your diet.

For example, when was the last time you ate a salad with a hot dog and a chips? You probably never did, because you usually can't get these foods from the same place. On the other hand, you'd probably easily eat a salad with other nourishing foods, such as roast chicken and rice.

A fantastic source of inspiration for eating those fruits and veggies is the Go for 2&5 Website.

In it you will find information about what exactly constitutes a 'serve' of fruit or a 'serve' of vegetables. It's eye opening.


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