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Juliet Schaffer from Evolve Nutrition is a fully qualified and accredited Nutritional Therapist with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Medicine.


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"Good Nutrition Will Prevent 95% Of All Disease"
Linus Pauling, Nobel Prize Winner



The 10 a Day Challenge – My Top 5 Tips for Success
 
A recent study has confirmed that the current “5 a day” fruit and vegetable recommendation is far too meagre and that we should really be consuming a whopping 10 fruit and vegetables per day to cut our risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and early death. Linus Pauling, Nobel Prize winner (twice to be exact!) was absolutely right when he stated more than 6 decades ago that good nutrition will prevent 95% of all disease. Time and time again, studies confirm that a lack of fruit and vegetables in the diet leads to chronic disease and a shortened life span.

Fruit and vegetables provide excellent sources of vitamins, minerals, natural plant chemicals, dietary fibre and hydration, all of which supply essential nutrition to nourish our body cells and improve our chances of optimal long-term health.

You may feel overwhelmed at the thought of including 10 fruit and vegetables in your diet, but I urge you to give it a try to safeguard 
your long-term health using my 

​5 tips for success:


  1. Plan ahead – this is absolutely crucial for success. Remember that failing to plan is planning to fail!
  2. Make it 8 + 2 i.e. 8 portions (palmfuls) of vegetables and 2 portions (palmfuls/one piece) of fruit
  3. To achieve 8 portions (palmful)  of vegetables per day plan for 2 vegetables with breakfast in a breakfast shake or with a cooked egg, 3 vegetables (which includes salad items) with lunch in a salad or soup and 3 portions of vegetables with dinner in a roast, casserole or stew.
  4. To achieve 2 pieces or portions (palmfuls) of fruit per day, incorporate these into snacks between meals and always combine with a protein (e.g. meat, fish, eggs, hummus) or fat source (e.g. nuts, seeds, avocado, coconut chunks, olives) to slow down the absorption of sugar into your blood stream. Focus on the low sugar fruits such as the berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries etc.)
  5. Don’t deviate too much from your normal diet but adapt what you are currently eating to include these changes. That way you’ll achieve more out of the challenge and be more likely to stick to the changes.

To help you on your way, order an organic fruit and vegetable box (for free home delivery) from Stort Valley Organics based just outside
​Sawbridgeworth in Hertfordshire:

https://www.stortvalleyorganics.co.uk/boxmaster/category/Our%20Organic%20Boxes

Their boxes provide high quality organic seasonal fruit and vegetables with minimal packaging.

I wish you every success, and if you find you need some extra help with achieving the 10 a day challenge, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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