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The science of nutrition and healthy eating
The science of nutrition and healthy eating

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1.4 What about ten a day?

A recent study found that having ten portions of fruit and vegetable a day considerably reduced the risks of developing long-term conditions such as heart disease, stroke and cancer. You might think the evidence and advice is getting a bit confusing. Read the following article and make up your mind.

Read the article 5 a day: what counts? [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] (NHS, 2022) and make up your mind.

You could argue that most people don’t even manage to eat five portions a day, although that is a reasonable aspiration. But eating seven portions, let alone ten, might seem impossible, so they might just ignore the advice completely.