Just how many portions of fruit and vegetables should we be eating a day?!

June 28, 2017

Being raised in the UK, we have always been brought up on the 5 portions of fruit and vegetables-a-day mantra. Even this can be challenging on a busy day filled with daycare drop offs, commute to work and well I don't need to tell you how the rest of the day goes! 

 

However, media reports earlier this year were stating that a whopping 10 portions of fruit and vegetables per day may be closer to the mark to ensure that we live a longer and healthier life.  According to a BBC Article (link below): 'The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year.'

 

How on earth am I meant to achieve that for myself, let alone a family of four....one of which is an 18 month old toddler that prefers to throw vegetables at the wall and my four year old that will only eat most vegetables when cleverly disguised in a shepherds pie.  Even getting her to eat the shepherds pie feels like I've won the Nobel Peace Prize! Small Mummy victories! 

 

Furthermore, a recent CSIRO study (link to ABC report below) of 145,000 Australian adults found that only 24% of women and 15% of men were eating the Australian recommended 2 fruits and 5 vegetables per day

 

Convenience is the problem

 

According to the CSIRO researchers, the main issue for people is convenience. 

The big issues in The Florescence Hub household are: affordability of organic produce, time to prepare meals and PICKY children!

 

 

What ways do you use to ensure that you are getting enough fruit and vegetables in your diet?

We would love to hear your tips and tricks!

 

How can The Florescence Hub help you?

 

* If you live in Brisbane contact us to see whether our fortnightly organic co-op could help you to gain access to affordable, amazing, nutritious and wholesome organic fruit and vegetables. 

 

* If you are looking at something to help you bridge the gap between what you are eating and should be eating, our wholefood based nutritional supplements might be of interest to you.  Furthermore, we have chews for the children (both our girls absolutely love them!). Your child may be eligible to receive their product for free for a period of up to 4 years, so contact us now for a chat.

 

Contact us

 

You can send us an email at theflorescencehub@gmail.com or give us a call on                0448 450 533.  We look forward to helping you. 

 

References

 

BBC Article (23 February 2017) http://www.bbc.com/news/health-39057146

 

CSIRO Article (3 April 2017) 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-03/fruit-and-veggies-four-in-five-australians-not-eating-enough/8409766

 

 

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