Fruit and vegetables are part of a balanced diet and can help us stay healthy. That’s why it is so important that we get enough of them. 5 A DAY highlights the health benefits of getting five 80g portions of fruit and vegetables every day. That’s five portions of fruit and veg altogether, not five portions of each.

Fruit juice and fruit smoothies contain lots of vitamins that are good for our health, especially vitamin C. A glass (150ml) of fruit juice counts as one of the five fruit and veg portions we should be having each day.

There is an another really simple way to feel healthy… stay hydrated. So many of us do not drink enough during the hotter summer months. More than 75% of us are dehydrated. Even mild dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

Dehydration is the number 1 trigger of daytime fatigue. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day is capable of significantly easing back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.