5-a-day is the healthy way!
What isn't there to like about a colourful bowl of wholesome, natural fruit?
Alternatively, just as effective is a sweet fruit juice which contains just as many nutrients.
With veggies too there are plentiful options, but remember, the more colours the better
Vitamins and Minerals
The following minerals can also come from your five-a-day:
- Chlorine as chloride ions; very common electrolyte.
- Magnesium required for processing ATP (adenosine triphosphate, used in cells as a coenzyme) and related reactions (builds bone, causes strong peristalsis, increases flexibility, increases alkalinity(prevents indigestion))
- Phosphorous, required component of bones; essential for energy processing
- Potassium, a very common electrolyte. (for the health of the heart and nerves)
- Sodium a very common electrolyte; not generally found in dietary supplements, despite being needed in large quantities, because the ion is very common in food: typically as sodium chloride or common salt. However, too much sodium consumption can deplete calcium levels leading to high blood pressure and osteoporosis(increasing the chances of fracture mostly because of a low BMD).