HEALTHY KITCHEN

Why you need to eat your veg­eta­bles, how much you should eat, and which is bet­ter – raw or cooked.

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Re­search shows Aus­tralians are still not eat­ing enough veg­eta­bles, de­spite na­tional guide­lines rec­om­mend­ing we eat five serves per day. In fact, 96% of adults and over 99% of chil­dren don’t meet the stan­dard. Over­all, the av­er­age Aus­tralian eats less than half the amount rec­om­mended! And there are very good rea­sons to up your vegie in­take. For in­stance, for ev­ery 200g of veg­eta­bles you eat a day the risk of hav­ing a stroke de­creases by 11%, while adding one serve a day re­duces the risk of ill­ness by 5% and car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease by 4%. Spring is the per­fect time to up your vegie in­take, and you’ll be spoilt for choice with this is­sue’s spring cur­ries and oven-baked fritters.

“SPRING IS THE TIME TO UP YOUR VEGIE IN­TAKE, AS CRAV­INGS FOR LIGHT AND FRESH MEALS BE­GIN.” Claire Brook­man, Food Ed­i­tor

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