Thursday, October 11, 2012

Juice up your life!

I was very lucky this week to be given a Juicing machine (a dietitian's dream!) for my birthday. I thought I'd share one of my favourite recipes with you all and some of the latest research showing fruits and vegetables make us happy!

Apple, Carrot, Celery & Ginger Juice

How to make this juice?
Simply juice 1 apple, 1 large carrot, 2 celery stalks and 1cm cube fresh ginger root. Serving size: 250ml
Number of serves of fruit in this juice: 1
Number of serves of vegetables in this juice: 2

A new report has shown people who eat 7 fruits and vegetables a day are happiest. The report found happiness rose with the number of daily serves of fruits and vegetables consumed, with happiness peaking at 7 serves.
This report is in line with our national campaign, 'go for 2 & 5' (encouraging 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables per day). 1 serve of fruit is one medium piece of fruit, two small pieces of fruit or 1 cup of diced fruit. 1 serve of vegetables is 1/2 cup cooked vegetables or 1 cup salad vegetables. The most recent National Health Survey showed only 6% of adults met their recommended serves.
How do you meet your 2 & 5?

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