Sarah Toule, from the World Cancer Research Fund, said: “This interesting research shows just how incredibly important vegetables and fruit are as part of a healthy diet. In fact, they’re essential for maintaining a healthy weight, which our own evidence has shown reduces the risk of 11 common cancers.”
Scroll down to see the infographic we made, with information from the guardian, explaining why is better to double the portions of fruits and vegetables in your daily life:
The white stuff you sprinkle on your food is back in the headlines. Whether it’s salt or sugar, it seems many of us may be consuming too much. So how easy is it to live without processed food for a week? Helen Briggs finds out.
“Processed foods aren’t always a bad thing but this does highlight the importance of clear food labels.” – Victoria Taylor: Senior Dietician, British Heart Foundation
Lunch: Salad with tuna
Supper: Scrambled egg and smoked salmon on toast
Snacks: Apple, dates, oatcakes and cheese
No processed food week
Breakfast: Home made porridge
Lunch: Salad of rocket, beetroot, egg and cucumber
Snacking healthier is easier said than done. After all, how do you know what’s actually good for you? NatureBox believes in the 80/20 rule – 80 percent of the time, we eat totally clean with lots of vegetables, fresh fruit and lean protein. Twenty percent of the time, we let ourselves indulge; maybe it’s a sweet treat for dessert or at a birthday party.
In this 80/20 lifestyle there’s lots of room for both healthy and indulgent snack options. But whether we’re avoiding anything and everything processed, or allowing ourselves to enjoy a decadent goodie, one thing is for sure: We all should avoid certain ingredients.