Why 5 a Day?

  • WHY 5 A DAY?

Fruit and vegetables are part of a healthy, balanced diet, and can help you stay healthy and live an active lifestyle. Which is why it’s essential to include an adequate amount of them in your daily diet.

Evidence shows there are significant health benefits to getting at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day. That’s 5 portions of fruit and veggies in total, not 5 portions of each, with a portion roughly being at 80g.

But why does 5 a day matter?

1. Fruit and vegetables are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including folate, vitamin C and potassium.

There are certain nutrients that your body cannot produce on its own, or sometimes your body needs other nutrients to synthesize and process those it can produce. It’s important to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables to replenish these essential vitamins and minerals to help your body function properly.

2. They're an excellent source of dietary fiber.

Fruits and vegetables contain natural dietary fiber, which help improve your digestion. This can help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent constipation and other digestion problems.

3. They can help to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and some types of cancer.

Many fruits and vegetables contribute to lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, and reducing the risk of developing certain types of cancer. This is partly due to their antioxidant benefits that help combat free radicals, oxidative stress, and a myriad of other health issues.

4. Fruit and vegetables are also usually low in fat and calories (provided you do not fry them or roast them in lots of oil).

Compared to instant or processed food, fruits and vegetables go through minimal processing. This helps keep their nutritional value intact, and lets you feel full without consuming “empty calories” – calories that provide little to no nutrition for your body. That’s why eating fruits and veggies can help you maintain a healthy weight and keep your heart healthy.

CTo get the most out of your 5 A Day

your 5 portions should include a variety of fruit and vegetables. This is because different fruits and vegetables contain different combinations of fiber, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. However, not everyone has time or resources to access all the fruits and vegetables they need on a daily basis.

That’s why we created Organic Fruits+ and Veggies+. They’re the simple and convenient way to get your daily dose of 31 fruits and vegetables that you need to jumpstart your nutrition every day.