Do You Know What Actually Counts As One Of Your Five A Day?


Sorry, no amount of potato will ever count as a portion of veg.

The key things to remember are:

– Fruit or vegetable juice can only count for one portion a day, no matter how much you drink.
– Smoothies can count for a maximum of two, but make sure they contain enough whole fruit.
– Beans and pulses do count, but only for a maximum of one portion a day.
– Potatoes are generally used as the starchy item in a meal, so don't count. Sweet potatoes do though!

To get the most benefit, eat as wide a variety of fruit and veg as you can. The NHS has advice on how you can do this on a budget.



(And vegetables!)


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