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I’m actually in the process of writing about this very topic… Some who should know better say it’s false because we don’t really need 5 a day. What the latest science is suggesting is that it’s false in the other direction. I agree – in my opinion 5 a day is an arbitrary figure that’s far too low.

I think it was set far too low partly because not enough research has yet been done to determine how much we really need for optimum health (though yet another study that suggests 5 a day is too low is right now big news in the mainstream media, as you may have seen). And partly because anything higher is seen as unrealistic as a government recommendation.

Stats say less than a third of Brits manage 5 a day – but I for one don’t think the answer is in sugar-coating this. My views on this are strong πŸ™‚ I think if the government told us all the truth about what the latest research is showing, while it would not be palatable to everyone, many people *would* react by eating more veg – which would be hugely beneficial for those people, and for our Health Service!

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Hi Neil!

I was lucky enough to go to Italy twice towards the end of last year! My blip was down to simply being busy, and making the bad decision that I’d compromise on my health rather than that admit I’d bitten off more than I could chew! Also: when I juice and exercise, I actually have *more* time and energy in my day. I know this. But apparently I needed to learn the lesson again πŸ™‚


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Thank you, Daniel. And agreed. Fellow Dr Fuhrman fan here πŸ™‚

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Hi Nina,

Thank you so much for sharing that.

Yes, it is devastating to miss the love of a father.

And it’s not made any easier by the fact that this is so little talked about and understood.

But for what it’s worth, in the four years since I began writing about this topic I’ve heard from SO many women who feel just as you do.

That’s why I started my free email series on the father-daughter relationship, which is designed to answer the very questions you posed, and which I see you’ve signed up for. I hope you’ll find it helpful.

Thanks again for the share.

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That’s wonderful to hear, and thank you so much for the share.

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Thank you for commenting, Miriam. I’d forgotten that I recommended agave in this article and I’ve made a note to revise it, as I have since revised my views – very much in line with what you wrote, in fact! I blogged about that here: http://www.sarahbesthealth.com/is-agave-syrup-a-healthy-alternative-to-sugar/ I still consider brown rice syrup a great choice since it’s essentially fructose free. As for research on the impact on emotional and mental wellbeing of consuming a high-sugar diet, I couldn’t agree more! And I personally think that what’s come out on this so far is just the tip of the iceberg πŸ™‚

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