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