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What Aren't You Eating Enough of?

According to the World Health Organization, both genders need to eat a minimum of 5 portions of fruit and veg per day. They go to suggest that if you consume this amount, it will help in lowering the risk of those serious health problems, such as some cancers, heart disease, and stroke.

This vital piece of information has been floating around the public domain forever it seems, but yet still, in the UK only over a quarter of UK men eat 5 or more portions of fruit and veg a day, why is this?!

Guy’s, one sure way to get your 5-A-DAY is to have one portion with your breakfast, 2 with your lunch and 2 with your dinner, bingo, you’re all 5-A-DAY rocking and rolling. For those of you that like to snack throughout the day, you can boost your 5-A-DAY by choosing veg or fruit to snack.

 

Eating oily fish, for example, salmon, mackerel, sardines and trout are excellent because they contain all the essential fats that are good for us called “long-chain omega-3 fatty acids”. These healthy fats may prevent heart disease, which is another disease that takes men prematurely in the UK.

Through my research, oily fish is an excellent source of vitamin D, which can help with healthier bones and muscles.

The recommendations are that men should eat at least one portion (140g cooked) of oily fish per week. However, on average, in the UK; we consume a lot less.

When I’m done writing this, I’m “walking” to my supermarket and buying a few cans of salmon, mackerel and sardines.  On my return, I’m going to have one of these oily fishes with a salad or on a couple of slices of wholegrain toast to go towards my oily fish intake.

 

Why don’t you do the same?

Before I set off, oily fish is known to have low levels of pollutants which can over time build up in the body, so go easy. It’s advised to max out at four portions of oily fresh per week.

Do you’re own research or consultant with a nutrition professional for your peace of mind.