Our research into the health and diet of the nation has revealed a staggering 68% have not put anything green on their plate for over a week, while nearly one in twenty (4%) admit to not eating a single green vegetable in nearly a month or longer.*
While Brits might not be getting enough fresh veg, they are concerned about the provenance of their food, with 67% saying they would prefer to eat organic foods and 76% saying they often think about where there food comes from.
According to health experts, green vegetables provide a number of important health benefits, including protecting bones from osteoporosis and helping to prevent inflammatory diseases and because of their high content of antioxidants, green leafy veg are hailed as one of the best cancer-preventing foods available.
So it's time to get eating more fresh organic veg! We bet we can get more vegetables into your diet without you even noticing. Just try these four easy steps...
#1 Let them eat cake!
A great way to get your family eating more vegetables is by making 'hidden veg' cakes. Carrot cake is a familiar concept to most but what about courgette cake? We love this easy bake which makes for an unusual idea for afternoon tea.