Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: 15 astounding facts about the human body > Health-in-Motion Updated 17 July 2017 10 helpings of fruit and veg a day When it comes to fruit and veg, the more you eat, the better your chances of good health and longevity. Nutritional experts often recommend five portions of fruit and vegetables per day, but a new British study suggests that ten helpings is significantly better. Researchers from Imperial College London found that including 800g of vegies and fruit in your daily diet may result in a 33% reduction in the risk of stroke, a 28% decrease in the risk of cardiovascular disease and a 24% lower rate of heart disease. 0 More: Daily Dose: 15 astounding facts about the human bodyHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Diet and nutrition Is your water hydrating you? Fitness 5 ways to save your knees and joints Lifestyle 7 ways dermatologists protect their skin – without totally avoiding the sun Fitness From obesity to a 100-miler running machine! News NSFW: Man with world’s biggest penis now ‘disabled’ News 10 freak accidents that killed people From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.