Why go for 2 and 5? Most people know that fruit and vegetables are good for you. The fact is, eating more fruit and vegies may be the single most important dietary change needed to improve health and reduce the risk of disease. Most Australian adults eat one or more serves of fruit per day. Half eat about 2-3 serves of vegies per day. You need 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegies - so, you are already halfway there.
A lifetime habit of eating adequate fruit and vegetables every day can help protect against: • Coronary heart disease • Some forms of cancer • Overweight and obesity • Constipation It can also help to: • Reduce blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels • Improve control of diabetes Enjoying a wide variety of nutritious foods every day like vegetables, legumes; fruits; breads and cereals; lean meat, fish, poultry or meat alternatives; milk products; and water is essential for good health and well being. For further information on healthy eating visit the healthy active website (www.healthyactive.gov.au) or call 1800 020 103 for a free copy of The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating.