Q. Do you eat enough fruit and vegetables every day? A) No, I don’t like fruit and veg B) I manage 2 or three pieces C) Yes, I always eat my five-a-day Fruit and vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants that are essential to boosting life expectancy. The 2007 World Cancer Research Fund report revealed that fruit and veg prevents cell damage, which means you’ll be less likely to develop heart disease and cancer. Make sure you include fruit and non-starchy vegetables (cauliflower, spinach and carrots) in your diet every day to feel the benefits.