Thursday, December 4, 2008
Five a Day
I often see billboards and TV adverts telling me to eat 5 a day. But is it 5 fruits AND vegetables, 5 fruits OR vegetables or 10 altogether?
My take on the matter is, if in nearly every evening meal I use onion and garlic I'm already down two. Add a side of potatoes that makes three. For lunch I had a tomato and ham sandwich followed by a fruit yoghurt, I've already had my five a day intake.
But if it was a mixed fruit yoghurt am I up 4?
I’ll generally have an orange or a banana at some point during the day and I often use tomato purée and bell peppers in my dishes.
Am I therefore eating too many fruit and vegetables?
Anyone else confused?