TOP TIP ONE:
Aim to have at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables. A mixture of this can be bought fresh, frozen, canned/tinned, dried and juiced. However be careful as dried and juiced have a higher content of natural sugars.
- Good source of vitamins and minerals that include folate, vitamin C and potassium
- Good source of dietary fibre
- Low in fat and calories
- Fruit and vegetables taste really good, and you have so many to choose from!
- Almost all fruit and vegetables count, which include dried, frozen, fresh or tinned.
TOP TIP TWO:
Drinks Count As Well!
Smoothies, fruit and veg juices all count towards your 5 A DAY too.
A 150ml glass of unsweetened, 100% fruit or vegetable juice or smoothie counts as a maximum of one portion.
That means, no matter how much you drink, it’s still just one portion, and because juices and smoothies can contain a lot of fruit sugar, it’s best to limit the amount you drink and try to drink with meals to reduce the risk of tooth decay.
TOP TIP THREE:
Start the day with breakfast, aim to have within 30 minutes of waking, but no more than after 1 hour.
It will kick start your metabolism, and make you ready for the day ahead. It also reduces mental fatigue and increases your level of concentration.
TOP TIP FOUR:
You should aim to complete 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise over a 7 day period. This could be in 10 minute bursts or 30 minute sessions five times a week.