Have You Had Your ‘Five A Day’?
When we are on the hustle, healthy eating tends to be pushed to the side and getting your daily “five a day” - five servings of fruits and vegetables - as recommended by the World Health Organisation may not be a priority. Well, no more! Oh So Nutrition has come to the rescue.
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What’s the truth?
Truth is, most of us do not understand the importance of consuming high amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables daily. Many of us also suffer from a number of common health issues such as constipation, bloat, obesity, fatigue, inability to manage our weight, just to name a few. Another truth is, especially for those of us in Lagos, that most of us are caught up in the daily hustle and just don’t have the time.
These days, we are so busy trying to get it all done that our hustle starts to affect the state of our health.
What is Five A Day?
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that all adults and children should eat a minimum of 400g of fruit and vegetables every day to maintain overall health and wellness equivalent to five servings daily. At Oh So Nutrition, our goal is to help as many people as possible attain and even surpass this goal.
Why is it important to your overall wellness?
Eating at least 400 grams or five portions/servings of fruit and vegetables per day reduces the risk of non-communicable diseases. It also helps to ensure an adequate daily intake of dietary fibre. By consuming a wide variety of fruit and veg, we provide our body with nutrients that can help lower the risk of chronic health problems such as stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers. It also supports overall healthy and wellness.
Where can I learn more?
You can check out our online Magazine for more details about the importance of getting your “Five a Day”, along with other health and wellness topics. We've linked a few pertinent articles below. You can also refer to the World Health Organisation's (WHO) recommendation for more information.
- The importance of 'Five a Day'
- Feeling constipated?
- So you want to detox?
- Here's why you should be drinking more water