5 simple ways to get your 5 a day

We all want to stay healthy and try to be careful about what we eat, but often the pressures of everyday life, parenting, and work, put paid to our best intentions. And although we’ve been taught since young that we need our five-a-day quota of fruit and veggies,for most of us that just doesn’t happen. Instead we rely on expensive vitamin supplements to ensure our balanced diets.

With just a few small changes in your daily habits, you can eat healthier and get all your vitamins from fruit and veggies – just like nature intended. Below are five easy and simple ways to up your intake:

Create your own flavoured yoghurt.
Instead of buying a sugar and preservative-laden tub of yoghurt from the supermarket, have a go at creating your own. Simply buy a tub of plain organic yoghurt and add your own chopped fruit. It beats the ready-made version hands down in terms of flavour and nutrients and what’s more, you can create your own tasty combinations. Berries, passion fruit, apple and pear make delicious desserts and on-the-go snacks.

Add fruit to your cereals or pancakes at breakfast
Raisins, chopped apples and orange pieces taste amazing in muesli or oatmeal. And we all know how divine pancakes with strawberries are! I can’t think of a more delicious way to start the day while fueling up with energy for a day at the office. The next time you go shopping, stock up on fruit for the week and try some you may not have tasted before. All it needs is some imagination and a bit of creativity.

Put more veggies and less meat and eggs in your salad
We often fool ourselves into thinking that a salad loaded with bacon, chicken, or egg, on a bed of lettuce leaves and drizzled in a creamy salad dressing makes for a healthy lunch. We couldn’t be further off the mark. Try instead to order a portion of grilled chicken or any other protein separately and enjoy it with a side serving of fresh salad or roasted vegetables. Dark green, leafy varieties of lettuce are rich in vitamins and minerals and a good mix of them also tastes great. And always, ask for your dressing to be served on the side!

Always have fruit around you
Place bowls of fruit wherever you spend time. Keep some next to your desk, in the living room, and in the kitchen. And create an attractive mix of colors: yellow bananas, green apples, oranges, white grapes – the more appealing it looks, the more likely you’ll be reaching for a fresh fruit rather than a bar of chocolate or some crisps while working or watching TV.

Drink cold pressed fruit juice
A bottle of pressed juice makes for a great, simple and convenient way to ensure that you’re getting your daily quota when time is of the essence. Cold pressed juice contains all the vitamins found in whole fruit it, and best of all, it keeps the great natural taste of it.

Juzcit juice offers you a wide assortment of delicious juice combinations made from a range of organically grown fruit and vegetables. It’s a great on-the-go drink in the mornings, a convenient energy booster during the day at work and a delicious and convenient pick-me-up after a long day at the office. What’s more, if you have little ones to feed, the Juzcit range of flavorus are sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters!

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