Dr Cris here with The Ask Dr Cris show. Today’s question is about fruit and vegetables. How many should I have a day, how many servings a day? Great question, the current recommendation is five and two. So 5 serves of vegetables a day at least, and 2 serves a day of fruit at the most. So a lot of individuals swap that over and they do 5 serves of fruit and 2 serves of vegetables because often at times fruit is more yummy than vegetables, but unfortunately fruit does have a lot of fruit sugar so it’s good for you don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of minerals and vitamins in fruit, but a lot of individuals overdo it and they get causing problems like weight gain, fatty liver disease, insulin resistance with too much fruit too much fruit sugar. So, 5 serves of vegetables – do try and make them the non-starchy vegetables if you can, and so non starchy vegetables are all the non-yummy ones. The things like, broccoli, lettuce, tomatoes, capsicum they’re all the ones that aren’t starchy so the starchy vegetables are corn, carrots, peas, sweet potatoes, potatoes so trying to avoid more than one or two serves of those a day and keep into the non-starchy vegetables. Vegetables great options to have you know at least one large salad a day and try and get them regularly in your diet. So 5 and 2, if you can try and remember that, and get that into your diet sometime throughout the day that would be great for health and great for the health benefits that would ensure. Thanks so much for question so if you have got any another questions go over to my website drcris.com.au and I look forward to answering them on The Ask Dr Cris Show.
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