"Eat 7 portions of fruit/veg a day"
Not sure if any of you have read/seen the news this morning, but health researchers have suggested that eating 7 portions of fruit and veg a day prolongs life and reduces the risk of certain illnesses.
The news story is here for any of those who wish to read it - BBC News - Seven-a-day fruit and veg 'saves lives'
The research goes a bit further to suggest that actually vegetables are preferable to fruit and there are mixed messages regarding whether fruit juices, baked beans etc can count towards your 7-a-day. Current health advice in Australia advises on 2 portions of fruit a day and 5 portions of veg. Some people interviewed this morning were even going so far as to say the advice should say 10 portions!
As we all know, the Extra Easy plan on Slimming World is definitely one of the best diets/healthy eating plans out there in terms of following this advice. Naturally if 1/3 of all your meals was "superfree" and you snacked primarily on superfree between meals, you would easily hit the 7 portions a day.
It got me thinking... if one portion of fruit and veg is 80g (a large piece of fruit or a handful of smaller fruit and veg), how many portions of fruit and veg do you reckon you consume in a day on average following Slimming World?