their benefits, and how to get more into your diet

Dr Jess says: While we may consider vegetables to be the accompaniment to our meal, they are in fact powerful medicines that can help to reduce the risk of dying from many diseases1 and can help you to lose weight. 

While the government guidelines are that we should all be eating our ‘five a day,’ the recommended daily amount actually varies from country to country. We recommend that you aim to eat between five and ten portions per day. 

Vegetables are natural effective medicines. Vegetables are one of the most important medicines you can take each day. Increasing the amount that you eat is a simple change, which can positively impact the risks posed by many of the most dangerous lifestyle diseases we face. They are arguably more important for our health than many modern medications and drugs….