Are you eating enough fruits and vegetables daily?
According to the Malaysian Adults Nutrition Survey in 2014, most Malaysians do not consume enough fruits and vegetables based on the recommended daily intake of five servings per day.
Since fruits and vegetables are indispensable components of our diets, this is a real concern.
One easy way to make sure that you are able to achieve this target is by remembering the 5-a-day concept.
The 5-a-day concept is the recommended serving of three vegetables (3V) and two servings of fruits (2F) daily. Hence 3V + 2F = 5-A-Day.
By remembering 5-a-day, you can keep track of your daily consumption of fruits and vegetables, and ensure that you get enough important nutrients for your body.
Do note that a serving of fruits cannot be replaced with a serving of vegetables and vice versa, as both food groups are vital sources of different types of nutrients.
You are also advised to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables based on their colours and types, as different kinds of fruits and vegetables contain different nutrients needed by your body.
To encourage your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, try making your dish more attractive and appetising by combining a variety of fruits and/or vegetables with different colours and shapes.