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How strict are you in your household in ensuring that your kids eat their daily serve of 5 fruits and vegetables? Do you find it an easy feat or a daily struggle?

Well there is now research telling us depending on what foods we choose in those groups it might not be enough, highlighting the importance of not only quantity, but quality.

For example they say that we should ditch the carrots and oranges and opt for sweet potato and papya instead.

What it all comes down to is this fancy word – phytonutrients. If any of you know what that means than high five! In normal speak its the plant compounds that boost the healthy of your eyes, bone, heart, brain and immune system.

So to boost the health of these area’s, they are suggesting we eat:

  • Sweet Potato’s
  • Kale
  • Rasberries
  • Blueberries
  • Papya

Source: Herald Sun

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