Why eat fruit and vegetables every day?

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends consuming at least 400g or five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. This I believe, is because fruit and vegetables play a major role in terms of one having a balanced and a healthy diet. They have undeniable benefits and help prevent many diseases.

Why eat them?

Fruit and vegetables provide the micronutrients your body needs to function. The fresher they are, the richer the micronutrients they contain.

Micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and trace elements) are elements that the body needs but cannot produce. They must therefore be provided by the diet. 

There are several good reasons why one must eat fruit and vegetables every day, and below are a few:

1. Rich in antioxidants

Antioxidants help to fight against the ageing of your cells. This ageing can be accelerated by several factors, including the weather of course, but also pollution, smoking, stress, alcohol consumption, etc. In short, many factors that we encounter throughout our lives. 

2. Low in calories

Fruits and vegetables are rich in fibre and water and provide very few calories. In addition, the fibre they contain makes you feel fuller. This quality helps to fight against excessive weight gain. We know that excess weight is a factor in the development of cardiovascular diseases and certain cancers. 

3. Prevention of many diseases

Several studies show that eating fruit and vegetables protects against certain cancers and cardiovascular (heart) diseases. 

According to the French Federation of Cardiology, eating 800g of fruit and vegetables every day reduces the risk of having a heart attack by 20%, and reduces the death rate from heart disease by 31%, compared to eating just one portion a day. 

As you can see, eating at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day has real health benefits. It is recommended that you do this from a young age.

How do you go about it when you are short of time? 

If, like most people, you have a hectic lifestyle, you probably don’t have enough time to follow these principles. You are taking the risk of ruining your health. Indeed, between work, home, children, family life, …etc, it is not always easy to settle down and take care of yourself. Who among you manages to have at least three balanced meals a day without going broke or running out of time?

The portable blender allows you to increase your daily intake of fresh fruit and vegetables. Of course, the fresher the fruit and vegetables, the richer the micronutrients they contain.

Just put them in the blender and squeeze them when you are ready to eat them. A simple press of the ON button is all it takes. What’s more, this portable blender is easy to carry. Just slip it into your bag and you’re done! That’s one more serving of fruit and/or vegetables in a day, and a step towards better health.

Which fruits and vegetables to eat?

Each family of fruit and vegetables has specific nutrient characteristics. For example, carrots are rich in vitamin A, which is excellent for the skin, and kiwi fruit is very rich in vitamin C.  It is therefore important to eat a variety of foods and, if possible, to choose fruits and vegetables in season.

Now you know why it is essential to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day!

So here’s to your health!

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