9 surprising ways to get your five a day
We all know we’re supposed to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Apparently it doesn’t really matter what you choose for your five portions, more fruit than veg, it makes no difference. Whether your portions are frozen, canned, dried or part of a drink – it’s all good.
Well, in the interest of your health, I now present nine different ways you can get to your five a day. And of course once you’ve got there, you can eat whatever you like for the rest of the day!
1. A bottle of fruit juice
That’s right, 150ml of processed fruit juice is enough to tick of one of your 5 daily portions of fruit and vegetables. So they may have up to 8 teaspoons of sugar in a bottle – but that’s not important enough for us to worry about.
2. Baked Beans
Who knew? Apparently the sauce alone is nutritious enough to count as a portion. Don’t worry yourself about the added sugar, they’re clearly a health food.
3. Fruit Chips/ Crisps
Just replace the potato chips with fruit chips and you’re winning! The best thing is that as they’re dried, the sugars are concentrated making them even more appealing!
4. Sweets/ Lollies/ Candy
Why have broccoli as one of your portions when you have have the sweet stuff!
5. More Sweets/ Lollies/ Candy
Best to have two packets, rather than one, to get you closer to your five a day…
6. Fruit Juice
Water you say? No – that won’t help you get to your five a day target. Have a fruit shoot instead. (Ingredients: Water, Sugar, Orange Juice from Concentrate (8%), Citric Acid, Natural Flavouring, Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid), Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Dimethyl Dicarbonate), Stabiliser (Xanthan Gum), Natural Colour (Carotenes) – that’s all healthy good stuff, right?)
7. McDonalds Soda
You know those days when it’s really hard to find anywhere to buy fruit and vegetables? Well luckily for you McDonalds can help you get your five a day.
8. Pasta Shapes
Pasta. Shapes. Are. Good. For. You.
9. Strawberry Bars
Marketed directly at school children make sure you incorporate these in your diet. They’ve even got healthy vegetable oil them.
Ingredients: Concentrated Apple Puree (an average of 282g Apple used to prepare 100g of School Bars®), Dehydrated Apple (20%), Maltodextrin, Oligofructose, Vegetable Oil, Concentrated Juices of Apple (3%), Strawberry (1.8%) and Pear (1%), Gelling Agent (Pectin), Natural Colour (Anthocyanins), Natural Flavouring, Malic Acid, Preservative (Sodium Metabisulphite)
I hope this post has helped you out. Have you had your five a day today?