WHAT COUNTS AND WHY
• Canned, frozen, dried and fresh fruit and veg all count They all contribute vitamins, minerals and fibre. A variety is always best, so aim for a rainbow of colours.
• Legumes, beans and pulses They’re a great source of fibre and plant proteins, ½ cup is considered one serve of veg.
• A 125ml glass of 100 per cent unsweetened fruit juice counts as one serve of
fruit, but recommended only occasionally. Juice contributes vitamins, but none of the valuable fibre found in the whole fruit or vegetables.
Fruit juice is also high in natural sugars.
• Fruit and vegetables in convenience foods do count But beware – these products may be high in fat, salt and sugar, so check the label.