brimming with good stuff
fruit and veg give you essential vitamins, minerals and fibre
fruit and veg contain loads of nutrients, including:
important for maintaining a healthy gut
contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure and normal muscle function
increases iron absorption, supports the normal function of the immune system, and helps reduce tiredness and fatigue
these are plant compounds and many are thought to act as antioxidants, neutralising free radicals that can damage your cells and tissues
mighty fruit & veg
an essential part of a healthy diet
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2/3 of us don't get enough fruit and veg
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