For over a decade, we’ve regularly heard the “five a day” message—we need to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables (400g) every day to maintain good nutritional health. Since the World Health Organisation (WHO) first made the recommendation in 20031, there have been a number of information campaigns and food labelling schemes around the world, designed to help consumers achieve a healthier diet.

However, a new report reveals that the message may not be getting through, with approximately nine out of every ten adults still falling short of the daily diet recommendation globally.


Fruits and vegetables are important for maintaining good health as they contain powerful phytonutrients. These contribute to eye, bone, joint and heart health as well as supporting your immune system and brain function.

But it isn’t just quantity that matters. You also need to consume a sufficient variety of colourful fruits and vegetables.

Last August the peer-reviewed British Journal of Nutrition published a report into the fruit and vegetable eating habits of people around the world, commissioned by the NUTRILITE Health Institute2. The report documented the staggering results of a study that revealed as many as 87% of adults are falling short of the WHO recommended serving of five fruits and vegetables a day.

To meet the WHO recommendation, most adults would need to at least double their current intake.

There are a number of reasons why this may be so. Modern busy lifestyles have had a major impact on our diets. Also, the cost and availability of high quality fruit and veg can be a challenge for some families.

But there are a few simple steps you can take to increase the quantity and variety of phytonutrients in your diet.


Do you get enough fruits and vegetables to support your health?

  1. Eat at least five servings (400g) of fruits and vegetables every day
  2. Power up your plate with a variety of colourful fruits and vegetables to get a range of health benefits
  3. When your daily diet is not enough, add plant-based supplements


The Global Phytonutrient Report was commissioned to mark the 80th anniversary of NUTRILITE® (branded as NUTRIWAY® in AU/NZ). NUTRILITE® is a range of natural health supplements founded on the vision of one man, Dr Carl Rehnborg. Rehnborg remained committed throughout his life to nutritional research, developing powerful supplements that are derived from the goodness of nature while channelling the latest advances in science.


It is really important to keep up with the right nutrition routine. Not only does it help and support any cosmetical routine you are on it also makes you beautiful from the inside. You can buy all nutrition supplements from my Amway Shop. Proper nutrition is important as we are unable to gain the nutrients today from our food. So we need to supplement. But be careful not to over take supplements. If you are not sure what to take or how much to take ask a professional.

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