Could you manage to eat TEN portions of fruit and veg a day?


2nd March 2017

We’re always being told we should eat five portions of fruit and veg a day for a healthy, balanced diet, but new research claims that we should be eating TEN portions a day to help us live longer.

Could you manage to eat ten portions of fruit and veg a day?


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shpee · 5 years ago

If I tried hard enough and only drank orange juice then I probably could.

harryrocks · 5 years ago

I personally don't see how we are ALL expected to eat TEN portions of fruit and veg every single day, so definitely no.

radishes10 · 5 years ago

In a normal days three meals it would probably be quite hard to fit 10 portions of fruit and vegetables in normal meals ,however you may sometimes be able too???

banjoblaze · 5 years ago

If I really tried I could manage it. There's a massive variety of different healthy choices. Also, vegetarian spaghetti Bolognese has loads of vegetables in it, and so do some smoothies and juices.

sharpy · 5 years ago

that literally impossible man

orangebob9 · 5 years ago

I could eat a lot of pepper and carrots but not ten portions of different TYPES of fruit a day and it would get a bit boring.

hfrules · 5 years ago

How can we fit all our other foods into our system?

jaffacat · 5 years ago

I think that five portions are enough without doubling it. Because some people don't even manage five.

cutekittie · 5 years ago

I said yes but I'm not sure if I could

smile80031 · 5 years ago

Think so as different foods have different sized portions

lightning · 5 years ago

I Would if I had to would eat that much fruit and vegetables I could eat two every hour so I vote yes

howrichc2 · 5 years ago

10s a lot

rosiemeat · 5 years ago

I could if I really tried!

evadore · 5 years ago

Ten a day is too much - you wouldn't have room to eat anything else!

radishes10 · 5 years ago

yeah , banjoblaze but if you were just having normal usual meals and not always trying really hard,could you manage it??¿?

tincan · 5 years ago

yes i think it would be pretty easy if u had like salads and fruit salads just think how many fruit and veg there are in the world u could have a different one each day!!!

banjoblaze · 5 years ago

Radishes10- well I like a lot of meals with vegetables involved but no, not if I was just eating normally.

nature37 · 5 years ago

I eat lots of fruit; about 8/10 fruits and/ or veggies. So I will pass on that :)

girlywirly · 5 years ago

I think that some people struggle with five day so I am not totally sure!

Totley2 · 5 years ago

I probably could with my mums soup for every meal. but you shouldn't drink orange juice it's not healthy.

sangn08 · 5 years ago

I think eating vegetables is very good for us and I think if I actually stuck to it I would be able to eat 10 portions of fruit and veg. Not that I would like it, obviously ? but I would try!

Etonmess54 · 5 years ago

It would be so hard!! I mean, it's hard enough eating 5 a day so there is pretty much no way I could do it. Unless my school starts giving us the option of having a whole piece of fruit instead of a quarter. I could eat ten carrots a day but my skin would turn orange and the 10 fruits and vegetables have to be different types. ☹️????

mausi · 5 years ago

No because then I'd be full before dinner

ninjahari · 5 years ago

Maybe I don't know if I would.

happy4456 · 5 years ago

People have to remember, even fruit and vegetables can make us 'proportionally challenged'! Eating five fruits or vegetables a day, can be a challenge(believe or not) because,generally, of the size of the food and how you eat it! Anyway, ten is a lot and you won't be able to have a lot of meals if your stuffed with ten fruits and veggies! Also, you need protein, some carbs,fruit and vegetables and the tiniest bit of fat to make your body healthy, so if you have to much fruit or veggies, your diet will not be as balanced as it could be.

And just imagine your lunchbox, overflowing with food!
I personally think we should stick to five.

rainbow07 · 5 years ago

To be honest , occasionally I dont even manage my 5

cutiepie08 · 5 years ago

Sometimes I feel like five fruits a day is a little bit but when I want more I feel like it is alot ??????

amelia.a · 5 years ago

i could

dk.moffatt · 5 years ago

I think that would be Very Hard - don't get me wrong. But if you really consider the meals you eat and what they have inside (especially veg) then it probably wouldn't be tooo hard. Although saying that with fruit it is hard because ,unless you have fruit salad) then it is hard with fruit because you have to eat it separately usually. Mixed opinions.??

mjustice · 5 years ago

To much fruit and veg I would rather but 10 fruits in a smotthy then that makes sense?????????

mathsisfun · 5 years ago

It is too expensive and it is just too hard. :(

schwab1 · 5 years ago

5 is a lot but 10........

topmodeliz · 5 years ago

I can just manage 2 portions

pony · 5 years ago

I couldn't. It is an awful lot of fruit and veg.

shysurf10 · 5 years ago

I think it's too unrealistic. Especially as they have to be DIFFERENT fruits.

roarso101 · 5 years ago

5 is realistic but 10 I just couldn't do.

babytiger · 5 years ago

I think I could as long as I ate a variety of meat and sweets! Maybe it would make up for all the sweets I have had had today!

adtrinder · 5 years ago

It's not as difficult as it sounds! I have two portions with each meal and thru grazing in the day....easily for the other 4 portions in!??

vvvv · 5 years ago

Why not? I usually have an afternoon snack with ten or more a day.

vvvv · 5 years ago

It could be any fruit. Even a variety of lots of portions of one fruit counts. Fruit salads, ripe fruits, grown fruits and bought fruits. Vegetables count too but it is still best to eat 10 fruits.

vvvv · 5 years ago

Just have fruity snacks.

charlio · 5 years ago

I love fruit and veg

Sneaky · 5 years ago


jellypiano · 5 years ago

I normally have more than ten portions of fruit and veg a day. I like broccoli, carrots, peppers, apple, bananas, berries, beetroot, parsnips, and dragonfruit!

evadore · 5 years ago

I agree with happy4456 - we need more than just fibres.

janatetteh · 5 years ago

I love peppers, oranges and cucumber but i am not sure I could eat 10 of them every day maybe every week but not every day.

gscornmell · 5 years ago


owly · 5 years ago

I can def. do that. Piece of cake( or should I say veg) !

uniquepika · 5 years ago

It would be hard because i probably dont even eat 5 a day

seal12345 · 5 years ago

At the moment, I eat about 7 portions a day without trying, so I could probably do 10.

norensanz · 5 years ago

nnnooo way

elephant10 · 5 years ago

I dont see how that is possible especially when you are having school meals you cant order meals you have to go with what they have.

schwab1 · 5 years ago


dk.moffatt · 5 years ago

I would like to think i could and would like to.....But i don't think i would be able to. ?

labrador24 · 5 years ago

Isn't it tooooooooooo much?!

peregrine9 · 5 years ago

It depends if we put in some effort to doing it. We need to at least try before we say 'no' or 'yes'.

gaggy116 · 5 years ago

it would be really hard

Sashgirl06 · 5 years ago

I could probably manage to eat 10 portions of fruit and veg a day - I think most people probably could. If people are managing to eat 5 portions, they could have a glass of fruit juice with each portion, something like that.

poem-13 · 5 years ago

People should be allowed to eat what they want. We should be responsible and make our own decisions.

diamond123 · 5 years ago

i might be able to manage fruit but not veg

ernie4545 · 5 years ago

if i tried hard and it was the food i loved then i could yes

wren · 5 years ago

I eat around that already! It's really important to eat healthily and make the right decisions about what you consume now, because it has a big affect on your life and future.

twinies · 5 years ago

I think I probably could because I love ? ????????????????????????

catonclan · 5 years ago

You should be able to.

Smile122 · 5 years ago

I snack on stuff like chocolate and biscuits so I could swap to fruit and veg. Plus everyone could add veg to meals ❗️

foodiegirl · 5 years ago

Obviously not, because I have about two portions of fruit and veg with a meal and I don't usually five a day.?????????????????????????????????

1234 · 5 years ago

how can you eat all 10 a day

RockyTabbs · 5 years ago

To be honest that would be too much for usual people.

ezbez56 · 5 years ago

i would like to think i could but probably not

Tibeau2005 · 5 years ago

It is already pretty hard to eat 5, and many people struggle with it, so I think they should make sure everyone is eating their 5-a-day before increasing it. However, I don't think they should make it compulsory or force you or anything, maybe just encourage it, then eventually everyone will naturally eat 10 portions.

simmie09 · 5 years ago

ten a day
sounds impossible

simmie09 · 5 years ago

5 okay but 10................

simmie09 · 5 years ago

5 a day with veg i could do but 10 a day never
fruit i wouldn't even try


isabelho · 5 years ago

No if I had three fruits for every meal and one for a snack I could but I don't think that will happen!

popchip4 · 5 years ago

i am defo not. its really hard cause u always forget or get bored and eat rubbish. i never knew that you u had to eat that much fruit and veg a DAY! some days i eat more fruit and veg then others but i will probs try a bit harder to eat more good stuff. But for most people it is probs quite hard!!!
defo trying tho man lol hehe
how much do u guys eat a day!?

schwab1 · 5 years ago

it is bad for you as it makes your blood sugar levels too high and then it makes you.... well...larger

ac20 · 5 years ago

I can't even eat 5 a day!

flo32 · 5 years ago

Eating ten a day may result in being difficult at first, however it can have various benefits such as lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.

sophette · 5 years ago

No. You would have to eat LOADS AND LOADS OF FOOD. Everything you eat would have to be one of your '10' a day. Which would be really annoying

sophette · 5 years ago

You also would have to eat the same thing everyday. It would just get boring. ???????????????????????????

blackmaxie · 5 years ago

I have to say no ok yes you could do it if you ate 1 banana, apple, for breakfast , cucumber, tomato for lunch, orange, carrot sticks for snacks, pepper, baby sweet corn for dinner, strawberry and blueberry for desert but no ones going to do that everyday

girlywirly · 5 years ago

I do not know... I like food and veg but ten a day... I dunno

flameemily · 5 years ago

shpee, orange juice only counts as 1 no matter how much you drink because it contains lots of sugar

elliefn123 · 5 years ago

I can't even manage 5 , let alone 10!?

gracie777 · 5 years ago

5 portions is enough. Anyway too much fruit is bad for you

Perpetua · 5 years ago

I love fruit and veg so much

amynatalie · 5 years ago

Unless I ate NOTHING but fruit and veg it is almost impossible

Karen06 · 5 years ago

It is reeeaaaaalllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyy hard to eat ten portions a day!!!

sunglasses · 5 years ago

That's ridiculous. A few years ago they increased five a day to seven a day but ten!!!


harshil · 5 years ago

Sort of i could if I tried but it would be tough??????????????????????????

ajmyles · 5 years ago

5 a day is pushing it let alone 10

leahpanda4 · 5 years ago

I struggle to have five. Even though I do make sure to do that, if you are camping or on holiday it would be a burden to have to worry about eating 10 portions of fruit a day.

yum_kitty9 · 5 years ago

i would vomit in 3 secs

anjakf · 4 years ago

I can hardly do 5

katkid10 · 2 years ago

The Japenese believe in 17 portions of fruit and veg a day!

humbugs · 12 months ago

I eat lots of fruit and veg mainly because they taste nice to me and make a good snack🍏🍎🍐🍊🍋🍉🍇🍓🍈🍒🍑🍍🥝🍅🥕🌽🥔🥗