What Does 5 A Day Mean?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommend eating a minimum of 400g of fruit and vegetables per day to help lower the risk of serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke and some cancers. Based on this advice, the UK Government recommends at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetable intake per day. Unfortunately, only 26% of adults ate the recommended 5 or more portions of fruit or vegetables a day in 2015.

Why 5 a day?