Good Reasons for Eating Fruit & Vegetables
  1. One person in the UK dies every 3 minutes from heart disease. Research has found that eating an apple a day cuts the risk of premature death from heart disease by 20%. Add a banana and a orange and that increases to 50%.
  2. Infections such as colds and influenza are less likely if you eat lots of fruit and vegetables. Kiwi, raspberries, blueberries, red peppers and citrus fruits are highest in vitamin C.
  3. The World health Organisation finds that 85% of cancers are avoidable. Around half of these are related to deficiencies in nutrition in the western diet. Many of these deficiencies can be rectified by eating 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day.
  4. A high fibre diet protects against breast and prostate cancer. Peas, beans, cabbage, dried fruits and berries are particularly rich sources of fibre, but you will find it almost all fruit and veg.
  5. Dark green and leafy vegetable like kale and spinach help build bones by providing calcium. Onions stop the process that weakens bones.
  6. Eating red fruit and vegetables like tomatoes, red pepper and watermelon is known to reduce the risk of lung cancer by 25%.
  7. Age related memory loss can be fought with a healthy diet. Just half a cup of blueberries every day stimulates the growth of new brain cells to prevent memory deterioration.
  8. Eating 2 - 3 carrots each day lowers colestrol, one of the major risk factors in heart disease.
  9. 5 - 10 daily portions of yellow, orange or red fruit can help to reduce the risk of skin cancer by forming a protective UV layer under the skin.
  10. A diet high in fruit and veg is vital to losing weight and keeping it off.
  11. Plenty of fruit and vegetables every day lowers the risk of stomach cancer.
  12. If your diet is high in vitamin B6 you will find it easier to deal with stress. Banana and avocados are a good source of vitamin B6.
  13. A portion of blueberries or a glass of cranberry juice can prevent urinary infections like cystitis. Compounds in the fruit stop bacteria attaching itself to the urinary tract.
  14. Eating fruit and veg rich in potassium, such as grapes, leeks, bananas and cabbages can reduce the risk of suffering a stroke.
  15. Consuming less than 1 -2 portions of fruit and veg each day can increase the risk of cataracts.

Apples
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention
Apricots
  • Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Reduced Cancer Risk
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Protection Against Dementia
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Promoted Eye Health
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Alleviation of Inflammation
Avocados
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Reduced Cancer Risk
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Regulation of Blood Sugar and Insulin Dependence
  • Slowing the Progression of AIDS
  • Slowing Aging
  • DNA Repair and Protection
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Alzheimer's Protection
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Reduced Risk of Type II Diabetes
  • Reduced Frequency of Migraine Headaches
  • Alleviation of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Antioxidant Protection
  • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
  • Prevention of Alopecia
Bananas
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Slowing Aging
  • DNA Repair and Protection
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Alzheimer's Protection
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Reduced Risk of Type II Diabetes
  • Reduced Frequency of Migraine Headaches
  • Alleviation of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Antioxidant Protection
  • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
  • Prevention of Alopecia
Blackberries
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Reduced Cancer Risk
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Protection Against Dementia
  • Promoted Eye Health
  • Alzheimer's Protection
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Antioxidant Protection
  • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
  • Prevention of Alopecia
  • Alleviation of Inflammation
Blueberries
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Alzheimer's Protection
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Antioxidant Protection
  • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
  • Prevention of Alopecia
Cherries
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
Cranberries
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Antioxidant Protection
  • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
  • Prevention of Alopecia
Dates
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Promoted Eye Health
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Antioxidant Protection
  • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
  • Alleviation of the Common Cold
  • Prevention of Alopecia
Figs
  • Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention
Grapefruits
  • Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Reduced Cancer Risk
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
Grapes
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Alzheimer's Protection
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention
Kiwis
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Reduced Cancer Risk
  • Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Protection Against Dementia
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Promoted Eye Health
  • Alzheimer's Protection
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Alleviation of Inflammation
Lemons
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention
Mangos
  • Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Reduced Cancer Risk
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Protection Against Dementia
  • Promoted Eye Health
  • Alleviation of Inflammation
Oranges
  • Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Reduced Cancer Risk
  • Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Slowing Aging
  • DNA Repair and Protection
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Alzheimer's Protection
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention
Peaches
  • Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Reduced Cancer Risk
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
Pears
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
Pineapples
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Antioxidant Protection
  • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
  • Prevention of Alopecia
Plums
  • Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Reduced Cancer Risk
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Alzheimer's Protection
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Constipation Relief
Pomegranates
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention
Rhubarb
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Alzheimer's Protection
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Antioxidant Protection
  • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
  • Prevention of Alopecia
Strawberries
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Slowing Aging
  • DNA Repair and Protection
  • Antioxidant Protection
  • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
  • Prevention of Alopecia
Watermelon
  • Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Reduced Cancer Risk
  • Protection Against Heart Disease