Government guidelines for eating five portions of fruit and veg a day should be increased to eight, researchers have argued.
Even though many Brits struggle to eat the government’s recommended intake, boffins at Oxford University have claimed consumers need to up their intake to protect themselves against heart disease.
Those who ate eight or more portions a day had a 22% lower chance of heart disease than those who ate just three portions, a study by the university found.
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