The goal of the five-a-day is to encourage all of us to eat at least five servings of fruits a day as part of a diet high in fibre and low in fat.
5 good reasons to eat at least five portions of fruit every day:
- They taste good and add colours, flavours, and textures to our meals and snacks.
- They’re packed full of vitamins and minerals – essential for good health.
- They’re great providers of dietary fibre. Fibre helps to reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancers.
- They’re low in fat ,calories and also cholesterol-free
- They’re rich in antioxidants(Vitamin C and beta-carotene)and they also contain phytochemicals which provide additional protection to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
Why eat fruits??
1. Fruits for Health
Fruits contain many essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and disease-fighting phytochemicals. Nutritionists recommend 5 to 9 servings of fruits per day. Eating plenty of fruits everyday can help reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, and other chronic diseases
2. Fruits for Weight Management
Fruits are low in calories and high in fiber, fruits can help you to control your weight. By eating more fruits, you’ll find it much easier to control your weight.
3. Fruits for Energy
Fruits are a natural source of energy and give the body require nutrients to keep you energize in your busy life. .
4. Fruits are considered nature’s perfect foods
Fruits taste great and they’re bright and colorful, easy to find, and affordable!
5. Benefit of detoxifying with Fruit nutrition
- Elimination of several allergies
- Improve eyesight
- Quick and strong growth of hair and fingernail
- Greater concentration , memory and mental focus
- Decrease stress
Melon, mangoes, tomatoes, papayas, and tangerine
Apples, cantaloupe, grapefruit, kiwifruit, oranges, papayas, pineapple, pomegranates, strawberries, watermelon
Grapefruit, kiwifruit, nectarines, oranges, pears, prunes, raspberries, strawberries,
Avocados, oranges, papayas, strawberries
Blueberries, cherries, cranberries, grapes (red), oranges, plums, prunes
Apricots, bananas, kiwifruit, watermelon