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% of Brits 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.