When I start my day with my favourite big green smoothie I am getting at least four of my 10 portions of fruit of veg into me right at the start.
(10 portions is the recommendations from a new study led by Imperial College London)
By lunchtime I will have added at least another two, snacking on an apple or carrots with maybe a veg filled burrito or hearty vegetable soup (or both) at lunch – another two added.
Homeward bound I might go for a mango before my run and then I will polish of a huge salad with dinner maybe with falafel or veg sausages, a further three or more.
So on an average day I easily eat at least 12 portions of fruit and vegetables. Add to this my daily portions of beans, lentils, rice and nuts and I just don’t usually have space left in me to worry about eating sugary or fatty stuff.
But if I wanted to I would because for one, I am human and just sometimes I want to, two I am pregnant and have cravings and three, well sometimes there is a celebration like a birthday or wedding or just a night out and less healthy foods are available and I don’t want to say “no thanks”.
The balance of my diet is firmly in the “well healthy” quadrant – what about yours?
Mum has started a new blog check it out here.
This week she is talking about the sustainability of the foods served in schools and hospitals.