Fruit and vegetables are great sources of essential nutrients. They contain no saturated fats, salt or added sugars and are a good source of dietary fibre. Eating enough fruit and vegetables as part of a healthy lifestyle can help you to maintain a healthy weight, lower your cholesterol and blood pressure and benefit your dental health.
It can also help protect you against chronic diseases such as heart disease and stroke, and may reduce your risk of some types of cancers.
When fresh produce is not readily available frozen and canned produce are nutritious alternatives. Look at the ingredients list and try to choose varieties without added salt, added sugars (including concentrated fruit juice or syrups) or fats.