Fruit and vegetables help set you up for a healthier lifestyle. Best of all, there is so much variety to choose from, all year long, there's enough to keep even the fussiest eaters happy.

To get the best health benefits, your 5 A DAY portions should include a combination of a variety of fruit and vegetables. That's 5 portions altogether, not 5 portions of fruit and 5 portions of veg.

Here are 5 great reasons to eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables A DAY

  • They're packed with vitamins and minerals.
  • They can help you to maintain a healthy weight.
  • They're an excellent source of fibre and antioxidants.
  • They help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and somecancers.
  • They taste delicious and there's so much variety to choose from.

More information is available on the NHS website

Click the link below to go to the NHS website, where you can learn more about how to get your 5 a day, including portion size, what counts and recipes!

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