Vegtables ~ 5 portions a day to keep healthy.

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Killaloe, Nov 2, 2009.

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  1. I understand the rationale behind 5 a day and that we need our intake of vegtables to help look after our bodies.

    Have just noticed on the side of some V8 vegtable juice that Mrs K has bought says that a 150ml = 1 portion of your 5 a day. So does that mean that a 750ml serving is 100% of your intake or does your 5 a day have to be a mixture of different vegtables ?

    Sorry to ask such a numpty question but I am sure that their will be some expert advice on nutrition.

  2. Thanks very much Jarrod.
  3. Sh1t. I struggle to get 3. 8O
  4. same as most of the health advice on limits/amounts etc. As I understand it, the alcohol limits were set by a committee and based on vague guesswork.
  5. Indeed. Seen quotes that it should be as much as 9 portions of fruit & veg a day for grown adults.
  6. Oz say 7 a day.As chocolate comes from a bean does that count as one?
  7. Nine bags of chips for you weegies? You're going to need a good old toot on your crackpipes to get over that.
  8. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    Vegetables are not needed to stay healthy. I hate them and have never eaten any, still fit as a fiddle and healthy. Like most health advice, its subjective at best and bollox at worst.
  9. Are you saying we're supposed to drink more?
  10. More than you? I don't think my liver could cope.
  11. This advice on eating loads of veg is all well and good, but the only time I can eat a load is in the evening, which means 0130 and 0430 I'm up and pishing for Scotland. I'm beginning to think any possible benefit I get from the antioxidants is being outweighed by the lack of rest.
  12. I tend to wash and mangle together some shredded lettuce and carrots with a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper and it lasts me all morning since ive been doing it my skin is a bit better and im certainly more awake
  13. Colon cancer is great like that, hardly any symptoms for ages and as soon as you get some your fu*ked. Sh1tting into a bag IF you are lucky.

    We are omnivores and need to eat a diet to match this.
  14. Right now English apples and pears are top notch and cheap.

    Have an apple as a snack,

    make a pear salad,

    Here's one for starters, or mid meal :D :
    pear salad
  15. Damn right it does. And anything with chocolate on it.