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Do You Know What Actually Counts As One Of Your Five A Day?

Sorry, no amount of potato will ever count as one of your five portions of fruit and veg a day.

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All information taken from the NHS's five a day portion guide.

The key things to remember are:

– Fruit or vegetable juice can only count for one portion a day, no matter how much you drink.

– Smoothies can count for a maximum of two, but make sure they contain enough whole fruit.

– Beans and pulses do count, but only for a maximum of one portion a day.

– Potatoes are generally used as the starchy item in a meal, so don't count. Sweet potatoes do though!

To get the most benefit, eat as wide a variety of fruit and veg as you can. The NHS has advice on how you can do this on a budget.


(And vegetables!)

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