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    Exactly how much is 1 portion of fruit or vegetables?

    Now, we are told that we should eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day, but exactly how much is one portion? The guidelines below will give you some idea. Ensure that you vary your intake of fruit and vegetables as much as possible by trying new foods and different recipes. Don't always stick to the same foods, as you could find that you are still lacking in some nutrients. Make sure that you include a variety of foods in a variety of colours - the brighter the better.
    • 1 portion = 80 g = 3 oz = cup = 3 tbsp
    • 1 medium piece of fruit (apple, pear, orange, banana)
    • 1 handful of grapes or cherries
    • 2 small fruits such as plums, apricots
    • 1 slice of large fruit eg: pineapple or melon
    • 1 glass of fruit or vegetable juice
    • 1 small packet of dried fruit such as prunes, raisins,
    • avocado or grapefruit
    • small side salad
    • 1 large tomato or 6 cherry tomatoes
    • 1 small tin of fruit (150 - 200 g)
    • 3 large tbsp of vegetables
    • 3 tbsp of pulses - chickpeas, beans, lentils
    • 1 corn on the cob
    • 1 bunch of watercress or rocket



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    What's in our fruit and vegetables?

    Fruit and vegetables are packed full of goodness and often contain a number of essential vitamins and minerals that cannot be found in other types of foods or they may contain higher levels of these nutrients than other foods.

    They are made up of water, melons up to 94%, which is also essential for the body and their skin and seeds contain plenty of fibre, which our body needs to help cleanse and rid itself of waste and toxins. Fibre is needed to keep bowel movements regular, lower cholesterol, prevent constipation, bowel cancer and other illnesses of the bowel and intestine such as diverticulosis.

    Different coloured fruits and vegetables contain different minerals, nutrients and antioxidants and therefore it is recommended that we consume a wide variety of fruit and vegetables in order to receive the benefits from the various types.

    For example, dark green leafy vegetables such as watercress, cabbage or spinach contain certain carotenoids that protect, delay and may prevent the onset of degenerative age-related eye diseases such as cataracts or macular degeneration.

    They are also rich in vitamins C and E, which are both very powerful antioxidants. This means that eating dark green vegetables daily could help to protect the body from developing cancerous cells and from suffering heart disease.

    Red, orange and yellow coloured fruits and vegetables such as melon, tomatoes, carrots and apricots contain lots of vitamins A, C and E, which all help to fight certain types of cancer and act by neutralising free radicals in the body.

    As well as containing large amounts of vitamins A, C and E, fruits and vegetables are also rich in vitamins B and K plus minerals such as potassium, calcium, phosphorous, manganese and iron.


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    Too many diet-related illnesses

    Pressure is put on our hospitals and governments as many of today's illnesses are related to diet and could be avoided if people looked after themselves and ate more sensibly and healthily. Admittedly, a huge amount of money could be saved and thus spent in other areas of the national healthcare system where it was needed.

    Statistics have shown that between 35 - 50% of cancer cases are related to diet, which is an astonishing amount, considering that all of these cases could have been averted.


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    Keeps our body healthy

    What's so good about fruit and vegetables you cry? Well, nowadays, due to the results of extensive research, we cannot get away from the fact that they are extremely good for us, and that eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables can lower the risk of and prevent a number of serious illnesses and health problems, such as cancer, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. We mustn't forget either that the majority of fruit and vegetables contain no unhealthy fats or cholesterol and are very low in calories, all of which will help us to maintain a fantastic figure and prevent us from piling on the pounds.


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    Re: Nutritional Values of Vegetables

    I like the spinach Nutritional Value of Spinach
    Here is our country we make this a delicacy by mixing pork and other vegetables. Spinach is long believed to heal numerous diseases and prevent further infections. Good post!


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    Re: Nutritional Values of Vegetables

    Fruits and vegetables has its own place nothing else can beat it.


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    Re: Nutritional Values of Vegetables

    i appreciate your hard efforts being invested behind in getting out all facts veggies and i am all good going through each


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    A bunch of nutrition. Thanks!!


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    thanks..........


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    Re: Nutritional Values of Vegetables

    Vegetables and fruits of any taste sour sweet are very high in nutritional value. They make one healthy and fit when consumed daily.
    But it may be adding chemicals and pesticides too in the body if not washed properly.
    Washing an apple under the tap water is no more enough with the addition of chemicals in the production / harvesting system. A vegetable and fruit purifier of a good brand is necessary in today's time .
    The Ozone disinfection technology produces highly reactive Ozone gas that successfully oxidizes traces of pesticides, insecticides and other harmful farm chemicals thereby, making food fit for human consumption.


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