Five a Day

Is A 'Quick-Fix' Approach To Our Health Leaving Us Deficient In Real Nutritional Knowledge?

Dr Sarah Schenker | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sarah Schenker

I am often asked if we can really get all the nutrients we need from eating a healthy diet, or if in fact we should take extra vitamins and minerals in the form of supplements to meet the required amount our bodies need on a daily basis.

10 Tips For Getting Your Five-A-Day Without Spending A Fortune

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A leading GP has said the Government should stop advising people to get their five-a-day because it’s demoralising to those who can’t afford to do...

Five a Day Is Not Enough!

Hilda Glickman | Posted 29.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hilda Glickman

Five is not enough. That is because vegetables are packed with all kinds of health promoting qualities much more so than any other food. This means that they really should form the bulk of our diet. I am not talking here about a vegetarian diets, I am talking about all diets.

Could (And Should) Ready Meals Be One Of Your Five A Day?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ready meals and pizza containing fruit and vegetables may soon carry the government's "five-a-day" label to encourage people to eat more healthily. ...

Vegetables - The Elixir of Life?

Sian Breslin | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

What if I said that I could help you reduce the risk of dying before your time by 42%? Where do I sign, I hear you say? I'm not looking for you to go on an Indiana Jones style quest or even sign away your life possessions. All I ask is that you up your fruit and vegetable intake. Is that it????

How To Get Seven-A-Day Into Your Diet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Just when most of us had finally figured out how to get 'five a day' into our diets, we're now being told to ramp our daily fruit and veg intake up to...

Seven Portions Of Fruit And Veg Are Required Instead Of Five For Healthy Diet, Say Experts

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Getting in your 'five a day' has been drilled into most of us but new research reveals that seven helpings of fruit and vegetables may be more effecti...

Have You Had Your SEVEN A Day?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Five helpings of fruit and vegetables a day may not be enough, new research suggests, and seven portions every day could have a more protective effect...

V Is for Victorious Vegetables

Sian Breslin | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

The Flexi Veggie regime involves eating meat or fish four or five days a week and then having 2 or 3 days of vegetarian or meatless meals. As proteins can be sourced from both animal and plants this makes it possible to obtain enough proteins from plants like legumes, nuts and seeds. And do you know what, it's really tasty!

Only Smoothies Have the Answer?

Sian Breslin | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

Smoothies! You know those drinks - the ones we encouraged in copious amounts because they are better for us than fizzies (too much sugar) and certainly more fun than plain tap water. And don't they generate sought after health and wellness in just a few sips? That's what I heard anyway.

How Many Scots Believe Jam Counts As One Of Their Five A Day?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK

A fifth of Scottish people believe jam counts as one of their five-a-day portions of fruit and veg. The disturbing findings in a report by the Food...

McDonald's Kid-Friendly ‘Five-A-Day Drink' Advert Cleared By Watchdog

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A fizzy drink targeted towards children and sold by McDonalds has been cleared of misrepresenting its health 'five-a-day' claims. According to the ...

Is Your Low-Fat Salad Dressing Reducing Health Benefits Of Veggies?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

While salad may be a great way to mainline your five-a-day, you won't get much benefit without the right type and amount of salad dressing, a Purdue U...

One In Five Miss 'Five-A-Day' Target

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Just 22% of people manage to eat the recommended "five a day" portions of fruit and vegetables, research suggests. Only 17% of people in low income...

‘Five-A-Day Drink’ To Be Sold In McDonald’s

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A fizzy drink that promises children one of their five-a-day portions of fruit and vegetables, will go on sale in McDonald's from next week. New dr...

Tomato Ketchup, One Of Your Five-A-Day? Brits’ Poor Eating Habits Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

More than 30m adults in Britain are not eating the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, a study has revealed. The findings sug...

Why Eating Five-A-Day Makes Your Face 'More Attractive'

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

As well as keeping you healthy, eating your five-a-day will will give your skin a golden glow and make you appear more attractive too, according to a ...

New Test Tells Doctors If You've Really Had Your Five-A-Day

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Ever told a little white lie when the doctor asks you about your eating and drinking habits? Soon there may be no hiding from the truth as a new test ...

Eat Your Way Through Your Festive Five-A-Day

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 22.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Eating your five portions of fruit and veg a day is hard enough as it is, but with endless temptation of tasty Christmas food, it's even harder to sti...

The Truth About Soft Drinks

Richard Laming | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Laming

Rarely does a day go by without yet another health scare story in the national press involving soft drinks. In recent months we have seen articles linking them with conditions such as bowel cancer, teenage violence and heart disease.

'Five-A-Day' and the Health of the Nation

Dr. Claire Kehoe | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Claire Kehoe

Two new reports about the health of the nation were released recently. The first by the British Heart Foundation which highlighted how unhealthy the ...

Superfood – Not As Healthy As You Think, Reveals Study

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

If you think adding acai and Goji berries to your diet will give you a health kick and decrease your risk of cancer, you might want to reconsider your...

10 Interesting Ways To Get Your Five-A-Day

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Are you getting your five-a-day? No? Well, you're not alone because according to a recent survey by Heinz, only 21% of us are eating the right dai...

How One Of Your Five A Day Could Strengthen Your Bones | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

They may be known for helping you over an embarrassing episode of constipation but prunes have another very useful effect....

Government To Reduce Parenting To 'Five A Day' Checklist | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Parents will be told the five daily essentials of raising children in a new national campaign to improve child development, under a plan that is winni...