Oh no, if you’re struggling with the old 5+ A Day, then 10 + a Day is nigh on impossible. But read on, there is help at hand. But first, let’s see why we need those extra helpings of greens.
Why 10+ a Day Scores So Well
New worldwide research by the famous Imperial College of London found eye-opening health benefits when people increased their consumption of fruit and vegetables to 10 or more servings a day. This study wasn’t small by any means. It involved over 2 million people worldwide. The results revealed that eating up to 800g fruit and vegetables a day (which is a lot by anyone’s standards) is associated with some pretty impressive health gains.
The most impressive? A 31% reduction in premature death which equates out to something like 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide, that could be avoided if ate more fruit and greens.
How Well Do Kiwis Score?
Currently, many kiwis fall well short of even the current 5 + a day recommendation. In the 2015/2016 health survey, it showed only 40% of adults eat the recommended 5 + a day.
What's a Serving?
- ½ a cup of cooked vegetables (e.g. broccoli, cauliflower, pumpkin)
- Or ½ a cup of salad
- One medium sized apple, pear, banana or orange
- Or ½ a cup of fruit salad
An easy guide – one portion of fruit and veg fits into the palm of your hand.