By eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables we can bolster our natural defences against, and reduce our risk of, contracting some diseases including cancers and cardiovascular diseases.
I think everyone has heard that growing your own is the best way to produce the tastiest and healthiest fruit and vegetables. So people who grow their own could be doing a huge amount to look after their health. That's the conclusion of a molecular biologist and biochemist I spoke to. According to him, these are the health benefits of fruit and veg:
And now is a great time to start growing and get sowing. Find out more about growing your own.