Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Eczema? Would you consider taking a bleach bath? Parenting Countries that ban spanking see less teen violence News Mom’s life is ruined after mystery sickness makes her look anorexic Parenting Breast milk may boost preemies' brain development Parenting Could same-sex couples have babies with shared DNA? Study hints it's possible Diet and nutrition Is canned or frozen produce bad for me? From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.