Do nuts count as one of your five a day? Watch
I'm trying to eat more fruit and veg and stick to the 5 a day thing - does a handful of almonds count? They grow on trees... they must be some kind of vegetable!
Seeing as most nuts are nutrient rich, to that end, they could be counted as one of your 5 a day.
Almonds, for example, are a good source of several B vitamins as well as phosphorus and magnesium.
However, one of the other purposes of the 'five-a-day' plan is to get fibre into your diet. To that end - it would be best to include some more fibrous fruit and veg into your five a day.
No, they're nut. That is a recognised food group. Vegetables grow on trees? News to me.
- CV Helper
actually maybe i should be telling you that sucking nuts is healthy too
No more than cows and bread do, no. It's five fruit and vegetables a day, not five of anything.
No I don't think so. They're quite high in fat tbh. Not even potatoes count toward your 5 a day.
OP: No, but you should be eating them.
Thanks for that ever so valuable and timely contribution. I'm sure the people in this thread have been itching to know this for the last 8 years.
For real though, I didn't post it for the people in the thread, I did it for the sake of anyone new viewing this thread. These people were basically just chatting so for people viewing this thread recently NUTS ARE FRUITS. SPREAD THE WORD.
No, nuts don't count.
Peanuts are technically a legume, which sounds promising at first (they even grow underground), but they don't count either.
Nonetheless, nuts are pretty heavy on the vitamins/minerals thing- or maybe I'm just telling myself that so I can enjoy my coffee-and-walnut cake.