Get it all in 2015

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As a dietitian, at this time of the year, I get many questions from people with New Year resolutions to live healthier lifestyles.  This new year I have been asked about or shown numerous ‘must have’ and ‘miracle’ supplements and ‘detox’ aids.

Not only are these often expensive and unwarranted, but also there is a much more effective and enjoyable way to get any essential things that these products may provide – a balanced diet including 5 servings of vegetables and fruit.

Vegetables contain a range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals and fibre.  Each vegetable varies in the amount and type of nutrients they have, making it important to eat a variety.

Fibre acts like an internal cleanser, moving things through your system, preventing it from becoming sluggish.  Vegetables that are high in fibre are broad beans, peas, spinach, watercress, green beans, sweetcorn, silver beet, cabbage, butter beans, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. More tips on increasing your fibre can be found here.

Use these links to find out more about vegetables and vitamins and minerals or antioxidants and phytochemicals

So unless you have a specific need, challenge yourself in 2015 to meet you and your families needs in an enjoyable way with 5 servings of vegetable and fruit.