fitness

Sam tries for ten

It’s in the news again: EAT MORE VEGETABLES!!!!

Actually, what it says is, “Eat 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day to live longer.”

According to researchers at Imperial College London, eating up to 10 portions of fruit and veggies a day will reduce the chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death.

I don’t do so well with restrictive eating goals. They can make me anxious and I can feel deprived. Positive ones don’t have the same negative effect. For example, for years, as a vegetarian, I’ve tracked protein.

I’m heading home from a conference to a very busy few weeks of work ahead. I’m starting to ride more and I need to make sure I get enough good things to eat. If I don’t manage to track anything else I think I’ll try to count servings of fruits and vegetables.

Wish me luck!

How many servings of fruits and vegetables do you eat each day?

Image description: A bowl of colourful vegetables. Photo from Unsplash

4 thoughts on “Sam tries for ten

  1. I eat between 8-12 servings a day. No kidding! 2 fruit at breakfast, always. Sometimes a veg. 4 cups salad at lunch, plus 1 fruit. 2 cups veg at dinner, sometimes plus a fruit. Sometimes fruit in a snack or mixed with a protein shake.

    Hasn’t always been like this, but I’ve been pretty consistent the past 6 years or so. A big salad or large serving of vegetable-based soup at lunch was a breakthrough to get more produce in my day.

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