Healthy Eating – Infant Room

Benefits of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
Fruit and vegetables :

  • Are an important group of foods for health. They can help prevent certain diseases such as heart disease and certain cancers.
  • Contain fibre as well as a whole myriad of beneficial vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, the B vitamins, potassium and magnesium.
  • Dark green vegetables like spinach and broccoli contain folate and vitamin E, while orange and red vegetables provide carotenes, a form of vitamin A.
  • Also provide a wide variety of other substances called phytochemicals, flavonoids and phytonutrients which are thought to be protective.
  • Fruit is fairly low in calories and contains no fat, and is a great choice for a snack between meals.
  • To get all the goodness you can from fruit and vegetables choose a wide variety of colours and aim for 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables every day.

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