Government health advice in the past was to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day to help maintain health and possibly avoid some cancers. Today the BBC health reporter James Gallagher is looking at research that points to the health benefits now of eating 10 a day!!!!
For long life, avoiding common diseases and even preventing cancer outbreaks in the body, research is now recommending that we turn to eating multiple portions of fruit and vegetables to maintain the immune system and maintain healthy bodies.
Having often wondered why we needed ‘five a day, or even ten, it is safe to say a lot of the nutrition we need comes from plant matter. Fruit and vegetables can provide minerals and vitamins along with other nutritional items, not only good for our bodies, but essential to fuel our immune system.
However research by nutritionist David Thomas reveals that the food we are eating today is simply not as good for us as it was during World War II. Soil Mineral Depletion means that even the fruit and vegetables grown today are often lacking many of the vital minerals our bodies crave.
Needing to eat more and more fruit and vegetables is extremely important as research is now revealing, especially organic, to avoid harmful pesticides or washing items thoroughly, but how much do we really need to eat to keep up with the levels of minerals and nutrients our grand parents enjoyed? Mineral depletion means we would have to eat on average over 50 bowls of spinach today to equal the one bowl they ate. Also we need to eat a wide range of fruit and vegetables to cover all the minerals the body needs, at least 60 different ones a day according to Dr Gary Price-Todd.
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