General Article The surprising foods you never realised count as one of your five-a-day

Topic Selected: Food and Diet

By Alex Finnis

Do you get your five portions of fruit and veg a day? Remember, the only person you're cheating here is yourself…

Even if you're being honest enough to admit you normally fall short of the recommended amount, you might actually be succeeding without realising, because there are a number of foods that count which you'd never expect. 

While claiming fruity drinks like wine and cider count might be pushing it a little, did you know that spaghetti hoops qualify? Great news for five-year-olds and students alike. 

Here's a list of foods which sneakily help you towards the magic number:

Spaghetti hoops 

Yes, thanks to the tomato sauce they come in, spaghetti hoops really do count as one of your five a day. A 200g serving will be enough for you to notch one fruit and veg point, so it's time to go and relive your childhood. However, hoops are also quite high in sugar – that 200g serving contains 8g of su

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