VIDEO: Lose weight, eat healthier- Sounds easy right?
Lose weight, eat less junk food – they top many lists of New Year’s resolutions. But sticking with those good intentions is just not easy, especially when there is confusion over our ‘five a day’.
Most Brits have heard of the ‘at least five a day fruit and veg’ recommendation to help maintain a healthy lifestyle and with so many different ways of including fruit and veg in your diet, it’s more achievable than ever.
So why are 70 per cent of Brits1 struggling to keep to the minimum daily recommendations?
New research from Tropicana reveals that nearly two-thirds (59%) said they do not know what counts as ‘a portion’ meaning people may be further from reaching their five a day than they think which could impact their health in the long term.
Worryingly there also appears to be some confusion as to what counts as one of your five a day. More than a quarter (28%) said they didn’t realise that just one 150ml glass of 100% pure unsweetened fruit juice does count. Other foods that respondents incorrectly believe don’t count towards one of your five a day include baked beans (40%), sweet potatoes (38%) and kidney beans (32%).
Nutritionist Fiona Hunter tells us what nutrients we might be missing out on by not following the ‘minimum five a day’ recommendation and gives her top tips on how you can reach your five a day more easily in the video below.