Consistently eating masses of low starchy veggies fills you up, loads you with vitamins and minerals and stops you wanting to eat junk. Well, most of the time!
They are a good source of dietary fibre, they can prevent constipation and other digestive problems and maintain a healthy gut.
As long as you don't fry or roast them in a lot of oil, fruit and vegetables are usually low in fat and calories. Eating them helps you maintain a healthy weight and keep your heart in good shape!
For maximum benefits, aim to include a variety of fruits and vegetables in your 5+ portions. Different fruits and vegetables contain different combinations of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.
When it comes to your 2 servings of fruit, they can be fresh, frozen, canned in juice or dried.