Seriously!! 1 of your 5 a day

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  1. juju79

    juju79 Full Member

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    I am currently tucking into Tesco Juicy Pineapple Chunks and it says 400g is only one of your five a day!

    If a pear at half the size is also 1 a day then does that mean that pineapple isn't as good for you as other fruit? I am confused, any help would be appreciated as I really want to have a good week.
     
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    Kitteh Resident geek

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    probs cos its not fresh.. once pineappe is cut is loses bits and bobs fairly quickly.. its still yummy just not as nutrionally good as fresh..
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    According to the NHS website
    5 A DAY fruit and vegetable portion sizes
    a portion is approximately 80g.

    All fruits and vegetables have different quantities of vitamins, etc. - pineapple is not better or worse than pear, just different. Which is why it is a good idea to eat as many different varieties as possible.

    It would not be in Tesco's interests to say "here is 400g of pineapple and that is all of your five a day, so you don't need to buy any more of our lovely fruit"!
     
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    As far as I know you only count one type of fruit once. So if you have 3 apples, that counts as one. If you have a huge pineapple, that counts as one.

    Happy to be corrected.
     
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    And I thought only 2 bits of fruit could count, at least 3 have to be veg!
     
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    Brightonrosie I want to be fitter again

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    It is 5 different portions of anything be it fruit or veg From eatwell.gov

    ONE portion = 80g = any of these
    1 apple, banana, pear, orange or other similar sized fruit
    2 plums or similar sized fruit
    ½ a grapefruit or avocado
    1 slice of large fruit, such as melon or pineapple
    3 heaped tablespoons of vegetables (raw, cooked, frozen or tinned)
    3 heaped tablespoons of beans and pulses (however much you eat, beans and pulses count as a maximum of one portion a day)
    3 heaped tablespoons of fruit salad (fresh or tinned in fruit juice) or stewed fruit
    1 heaped tablespoon of dried fruit (such as raisins and apricots)
    1 handful of grapes, cherries or berriesa dessert bowl of salad
    a glass (150ml) of fruit juice (however much you drink, fruit juice counts as a maximum of one portion a day)
     
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    hun try checkin the pack cos i think you will find it says per 80g is one of your 5 a day lol cos I've got one in my fridge!
     
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    Thanks guys, you've really helped me out :D

    I am trying to learn so much about the food I eat at the moment that it can get quite confusing :rolleyes:

    Brightonrosie, that breakdown is really good. Think I will print it out and add to the fridge :)
     
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