One of the popular topics we hear concerning healthy eating is the ‘five a day’. People have many misconceptions on this subject, such as thinking tomato ketchup counts as one of these whereas the reality is the five a day will only come from actual fruit and vegetables. In addition to this you need to be eating from a spectrum of colours, fruit and vegetables are divided into seven colour groups. Eating from across the food spectrum will ensure that you will obtain the full range of fibre and multi-vitamins. Most important are the phyto-nutrients that they contain which help prevent cancers and keep cancer cells under control. Virtually every cancer is caused by a lack of fruit and vegetables, five a day as a minimum and preferably seven a day from across the spectrum will give your body the best fighting chance.

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