Eat at least 200 grams of vegetables daily
Vegetables are healthy and tasty too. There are many kinds of vegetables, so plenty of choice!
Examples of vegetables: tomato, carrot, green beans, leek, cauliflower, cabbage, pepper, courgette, onion.
Vegetables are high in fibre, vitamins and minerals and low in energy (calories). Fibre is important because it helps with proper digestion and bowel movements. They also ensure stable blood sugar levels. Vitamins and minerals are important for the proper functioning of the body. And low energy helps prevent obesity. Vegetables also lower the risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer.
How much do you need?
Eat 4-5 tablespoons of vegetables (250g) per day.
Eat vegetables as snacks too. It’s tasty and healthy! And… a big advantage: you can eat as much of it as you want!