What counts as five-a-day?

Healthy eating starts with a balanced, varied diet, and making sure you're getting enough fruit and vegetables is key. Find out how much constitutes a portion of your five-a-day with our handy infographic...

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pmlogg's picture

Most British Apples are red not green but still have the Lutein, Zeaxanthin of the greens plus Beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin of yellow fruit and veg. Please find a place for British apples in your chart.

zagorasophia's picture

I click on the links but green, purple and white are still not printable. Please do something, I want to put them on my fridge!

jhonclark's picture

1. Water his might sound silly, but always have some cold water on hand. Get yourself a pitcher or something that you can keep water in the ice box.

2. Milk. You should always have some low fat milk on hand. Cereal in the morning is a great way to get a good easy meal.

3. Fruit. Always have some fruit on hand. It is great for snacking. You can eat fruit and instead of potato chips.

4. Carrots. These are great for snacking. Just add some low fat dip and you have a snack that will rival any deep fried snacks.

5. Peanut butter. This is a great way to get some protein without having to worry about the fat. Use it on your toast for breakfast instead of butter.

6. Eggs. You need these for baking and other specialties. Also they are great for a protein filled breakfast.

7. Yogurt. This is great for hot summer days. You can make tons of drinks out of this. Also, it is great with chicken. You should learn a bit about Indian cooking for more ways to use yogurt. Indians love yogurt and eat it often.
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8. Butter. You shouldn't suck on butter like you do a lollipop. But, butter is a must for baked goods. Also, fried eggs taste great cooked in butter.

9. Lemons. These are a must if you eat a lot of seafood. Also, a cold glass of lemonade is great after a hard days work.

lisel's picture

@jhonclark: make it a homemade hummus or full fat yogurt dip for the carrots and I agree with you.. However you cant swap the potato chips with fruit - its a bad swap if you crave chrisps ;) I'd swap it with some seasoned flour less crisp bread (paleo bread) or a homemade scotch egg or some homemade chicken nuggets

JoyinGreece's picture

'Palate' means roof of the mouth. Did you mean 'Colour Palette'? Do you need a good proofreader?

alisonw6971's picture

It could be intended to be a play on words.

Laetitiard's picture

pun (noun): the humorous use of a word or phrase so as to emphasize or suggest its different meanings or applications, or the use of words that are alike or nearly alike in sound but different in meaning; a play on words

ajctracey's picture

I've never understood why potatoes don't count towards the five-a-day.
One medium potato (5.3 oz) with the skin contains:
45 percent of the daily value for vitamin C
More potassium (620 mg) than even bananas, spinach, or broccoli;
10 percent of the daily value of B6;
Trace amounts of thiamine, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, and zinc
…and all this for just 110 calories.

alisonw6971's picture

I think I read somewhere that it is considered to be a starch rather than a fruit or vegetable. However, it is good to know how many nutrients they have because I just love them! :)

jobber19's picture

I agree - this should be printable. I want to put it up in the kitchen (and it saves arguments about what is a portion and what is a vegetable!)

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there, we had some technical issues but you can now print all of the sections of this infographic - just click on the links below the graphic.

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The Good Food team

aahearne's picture

Please make it printable!!!

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there, we had some technical issues but you can now print all of the sections of this infographic - just click on the links below the graphic!

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The Good Food team

harrietmoe's picture

this is fantastic, i'll use it to plan my 5 a day every day!

sarahmcgrail's picture

It's interesting that, when it first appeared, it was described as a "printable infographic" (it's still open on my computer as I've been trying to work out how to print it) and now it's just being described as an "infographic" as somebody has obviously realised it isn't actually printable.

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there, we had some technical issues but you can now print all of the sections of this infographic - just click on the links below the graphic!

Thanks,

The Good Food team

heathertron's picture

Yes, would be good to be able to print it in full at least. ; )

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there, we had some technical issues but you can now print all of the sections of this infographic - just click on the links below the graphic!

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The Good Food team

aamikeo's picture

This should be available as a poster to hang in a kitchen!

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rah3's picture

The 'white' file doesn't seem to work.

josephinecrayton's picture

How can I print this excellent guide?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there, we had some technical issues but you can now print all of the sections of this infographic - just click on the links below the graphic!

Thanks,

The Good Food team

allertone's picture

How can I get a printable version of this infographic?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there, we had some technical issues but you can now print all of the sections of this infographic - just click on the links below the graphic!

Thanks,

The Good Food team

sarahmcgrail's picture

How on earth do you print this printable guide?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there, we had some technical issues but you can now print all of the sections of this infographic - just click on the links below the graphic!

Thanks,

The Good Food team

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