The concept of Five-a-day was introduced to the UK because the Health authorities thought that the 9+ a day actually recommended by researchers would be too much for us to cope with. Talk about ‘nanny state’. Now they’re actually daring to say that’s not enough. Of course if 5 is set as the ‘to aim for’ target, people will think that 3 or so will do. NO – it won’t !!
We should eat 9 – 13 portions of raw, fresh, fruit & veg each day – and most should be veg.