the easy way to 5-a-day
Up your vegie intake with our top tips.
If there's one-thing we know about getting healthy, it's this: eat more veg! And 5-a-day is a great place to start. But what does getting five serves a day Look like? Editor-in-chief of taste.com.au Brodee Myers-Cooke dives into the essentials with taste's nutritionist, Chrissy Freer.
energy levels will suffer, you'll potentially age faster and you'll be more vulnerable to serious chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even cancer. Plus, you're missing out on all the goodness' only veg can give you.
BRODEE: Why is hve so :mportant7 CHRISSY: Because that's the number you need to eat in order to meet your nutrient requirements. The thing is, its as much about variety as cuantity. Every vegetanle has its own vital mix of vitamins, minerals and disease-fighting antioxidants. So the bigger the range you eat, the more good stuff you're getting. Vegetaoles are the ultimate wholefoods, with no preservatives, additives, salts, fats or artificial sugars.
BRODEE: You get all the Ilbre, too' CHPISSY! Exactly. Vogues are full of soluole fore, which has a prebiotic effect, producing good bacteria. Good bacteria can help with digestion, improve irritable bowel symptoms and aid overall gut health. Soluole fibre also assists in lowering blood cholesterol. Keeping your cholesterol levels within a healthy range is one of the key things we can do to prevent heart disease — the leading cause of death in Australia. This type of fibre also helps regulate blood sugar levels, which is essential for