There’s been ample headlines lately disputing the amount of fruit and vegetables we should consume every day. The BBC recently reported a recommendation of 7 portions a day, however research has shown that the more consumed the better!
The study was carried out by researchers from University College London, using information from the Health Survey for England of which information was gained from 65,226 adults aged 35 years or older.
Results proved that people who ate 7 or more portions a day had a 33% reduced risk of death from any cause, a 25% reduced risk of death from cancer and a 31% reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease, compared with people who ate less than 1 portion per day. (NHS)
The report supports the current ‘5 a day’ rule, but encourages the public to consider 5 as the minimum portion intake to be consumed daily, with 10 portions of fruit or veg being the aim.
The bottom line is, when it comes to fruit and vegetables: ‘the more the merrier’.
In light of the recent recommendation – we’ve selected a few of our clients whose culinary foundation is set on health and organic ingredients to inspire you to create your own nutrition-fueled meals everyday.
Gauthier Soho – for refreshing modern French cooking
Vegetronic: ‘Michelin-starred chef, Master Chef judge and Saturday Kitchen regular Alexis Gauthier is not a vegetarian, but he knows how to create fabulous recipes where vegetables are the star turn’. Buy yours here.
Comptoir Libanais – for authentic Lebanese casual dining
‘Tony Kitous inspires new ways to prepare readily-available ingredients: spices, fresh herbs and bright citrus flavours drawn from traditional Arabic cooking. The book is strong on vegetarian and vegan dishes, alongside simple grilled or poached meats and fish. Buy yours here.
You can find your ingredients and other super-foods at these retailers –
– for fresh and locally sourced fruit, vegetables and meats
– for organic super-foods and health trends like Goji berries and Lucuma
– for everything organic from groceries and vegan products to health care goods