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5 a day

Why 5 a day? – NHS Eat Well
Fruit and vegetables are part of a healthy, balanced diet and can help you stay healthy. It’s important that you eat enough of them.

What counts as 5-a-day? – BBC Good Food
Healthy eating starts with a balanced, varied diet, and making sure you’re getting enough fruit and vegetables is key. Find out how much constitutes a portion of your five-a-day with this handy info-graphic.


Role of fruit juice in achieving the 5-a-day recommendation for fruit and vegetable intakeBenton, David; Young, Hayley ANutrition Reviews; Nov 2019; vol. 77 (no. 11); p. 829-843Open Access
What evidence for the benefits of '5-a-day', a Mediterranean diet and sodium restriction on health?Drug & Therapeutics Bulletin; Jan 2015; vol. 53 (no. 1); p. 6-9OpenAthens
BMJ Journals

Books in the library

  • TitleCitationCover
    5 ingredients : quick and easy foodJamie Oliver (2017)
    A year of good eating : the kitchen diaries IIINigel Slater (2015)
    Antony Worrall Thompson's GI dietwith Mabel Blades and Jane Suthering (2005)
    BOSH! : simple recipes, amazing food, all plantsHenry Firth and Ian Theasby (2018)
    Chinese takeaway cookbook : from chop suey to sweet 'n' sour, over 70 recipes to re-create your favouritesKwoklyn Wan; photography by Sam Folan (2019)
    Eat well for less : quick and easy mealsJo Scarratt-Jones (2018)
    From the garden to the table : growing, cooking, and eating your own foodMonty and Sarah Don (2003)
    From the oven to the table : simple dishes that look after themselvesDiana Henry (2019)
    Healthy eating for diabetesAntony Worrall Thompson, Azmina Govindji (2003)
    Lean in 15 : 15 minute meals and workouts to keep you lean and healthyJoe Wicks (2015)
    Mob kitchenBen Lebus (2018)
    One pound meals : delicious food for lessMiguel Barclay (2017)
    Ottolenghi SIMPLEYotam Ottolenghi with Tara Wigley and Esme Howarth (2018)
    Pinch of nom : 100 slimming home-style recipesKate Allinson and Kay Featherstone (2019)
    Super food family classicsJamie Oliver (2016)
    The Christmas chroniclesNigel Slater (2017)
    The Cornish cook book : a celebration of the amazing food and drink on our doorstepKatie Fisher (2019)
    The curry guy : recreate over 100 of the best British Indian restaurant recipes at homeDan Toombs (2017)
    The diabetes weight loss dietAntony Worrall Thompson, Azmina Govindji, Jane Suthering (2007)
    The doctor's kitchenDr Rupy Aujla (2017)
    The doctor's kitchen : eat to beat illnessRupy Aujla (2019)
    The fat-loss planJoe Wicks (2017)
    The green roasting tin : vegan and vegetarian one dish dinnersRukmini Iyer (2018)
    The Nordic dietTrina Hahnemann; photographs by Lars Ranek (2010)
    The quick roasting tin : 30 minute one dish dinnersRukmini Iyer (2019)
    The roasting tin : simple one dish dinnersRukmini Iyer (2017)
    The vegetarian year : 365 days of healthy, seasonal recipesJane Hughes (2015)
    There's a vegan in the house : fresh, flexible food to keep everyone happyedited by Laura Bithell, Anna Cheifetz, Helena caldon (2018)
    What to eat now : spring and summerValentine Warner (2010)
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Useful Resources


British Dietetic Association
The professional association & trade union for UK dietitians. The nation’s largest organisation of food & nutrition professionals.

British Society of Lifestyle Medicine
The BSLM aims to establish Lifestyle Medicine as central to health and wellbeing by promoting the prevention of avoidable lifestyle-related diseases.

NHS Live Well
Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing.

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