Food as medicine: why do we need to eat so many vegetables and what does a serve actually look like?

Food as medicine: why do we need to eat so many vegetables and what does a serve actually look like?

This is the first article in a three-part package “food as medicine”, exploring how food prevents and cures disease.


Most Australian adults would know they’re meant to eat two or more serves of fruit and five or more serves of vegetables every day. Whether or not they get there is another question. … The populations of most Western countries report eating far less fruit and vegetables than they’re supposed to. So what’s making it so hard for us to get to two and five?

My comment: Maybe because so many people are worried about eating too much sugar (thinking fruit = sugar) because they are told it is like a poisonous addictive drug, or they’re on a diet and limiting their amount of all foods, especially if they are drinking diet drinks for 2 or 3 meals a day.

 

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