Is Jam one of your 5 a day? Healthy eating

Posted on September 11, 2013

Is jam one of your 5 a day?

There has been a lot in the media recently about some people believing that jam counts as one of your “5 a day”.  For example, see;

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/no-its-not-one-of-your-five-a-day-scots-in-a-jam-over-their-fruit-preserve-8756351.html

While these stories don’t always read well, they highlight a few key health issues.  Jam is not one of your 5 a day!

Your Bluecrest Health Screening always contains a biometric body scan that helps you understand your body composition.  And whilst the differences between sugary jam and real fruit & veg cannot be detected by such equipment, the effects of an unhealthy diet can be.  It’s just one of many ways in which Bluecrest aims to help people understand their health status and the positive things they can do to help improve it.

Healthy eating is just one of many ways to help live a healthier, happier and hopefully longer life.