New research has shown eating the recommended 5-A-Day of fruit and vegetables could save 15,000 lives in the UK every year.
If we all ate our 5-A-Day, up to 7,000 fewer people each year would die from coronary heart disease in the UK. Another 4,700 lives could be saved from cancer and 3,400 from stroke according to experts at Oxford University.
‘But this doesn’t mean you should just stop at five – the more the better. In some European countries like Greece and Italy they get to five a day easily. Adding fruit and veg into your daily diet is achievable for everyone.’
Eating 5-A-Day of fruit and vegetables saves lives.