Adding more than 400g of vegetables & fruits per day to your meals, reduces the risk of cancer incidence & diseases affecting your blood vessels.
Vegetables & fruits are rich in dietary fibers which help to reduce blood sugar & cholesterol levels.
Dietary fibers reduce developing constipation too.
And also vegetables & fruits are rich in minerals, essential vitamins as well as antioxidants like carotene, vitamin C & E.
These antioxidants are helpful to protect against long term illnesses.
Therfore per one session must include,
one small orange
half a mango
one small banana
one small apple
1/4 of medium sized papaw or
cooked 3 table spoons of vegetables
For a day, you may select five out of the given list & it is important to select from various items. (e.g.
you must not select 5 bananas for your 5 fruits menu)
Dr. Yapa Wijeratne