Enjoy colourful fruits & vegetables

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Colourful fruit and vegetables contain many of the vitamins and antioxidants we need - and few calories.

Along with helping us to maintain our good health, the nutrients in fruit and vegetables have been shown to work together to protect against cancer, heart disease, vision loss, hypertension and other illnesses. This suggests that increasing fruit and vegetables in our diet is a great step towards improving our health. In addition, the different colour components in fruit and vegetables have been shown to carry different health benefits and health-protecting effects.

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