If you are struggling to get your minimum number of fruit and veg in everyday, try this…soup and a salad 🥗
This soup also contains chicken as a source of protein but you could add fish, tofu, lentils or beans .
The current guidelines in the UK are 5 portions of fruit and veg daily, however, a recommendation from a nutritionist is likely to be much more than this at 10-12 portions…we love our veg 😀 Ideally, this would be made up of 2 pieces of fruit 🍉 and the remainder vegetables.
You may find that you need to build up slowly though to allow your digestive system to get used to the changes in fibre intake. Listen to your body start from where you are at and build up slowly if you need to 😀
The fibre in fruit and vegetables plays an important role in supporting the detoxification of hormones as well as aiding the balance of hunger hormones. Dark green leafy vegetables in particular, such as; broccoli, cabbage, kale and cauliflower are especially good 🥬
Fibre also aids the diversity and health of the beneficial bacteria in our guts 😊