Posted by Aston Avery

Are we consuming less fruit and veg in our diets?

Despite clear global guidance from the World Health Organization, 75% of international survey respondents don’t think they eat the recommended amount of fresh fruit and vegetables on a daily basis. 

The report, which polled 32,000 people in different countries around the world (including 5,000 in the UK), exposes the truth around consumer’s perceptions of fruit and vegetable consumption – and reveals only 24% of Brits think they eat the recommended portion a day.

However, the new study from leading global health and wellness company, Juice Plus+ reveals how this translates to actions – showing that many of us are confused when it comes to how much we should be including in our diets and what constitutes a ‘portion’ of fruit and vegetables. The answer, according to the WHO, is straightforward – more than 400 grams of fruits and vegetables per day to improve overall health. However, in the UK, only 18% correctly identified 80g to be the standard adult portion.

Aston spoke to Prof Charles Spence, gastrophysicist at the University of Oxford.

Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash

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