Smart shortcuts from James Wong's new book, 10-a-day the easy way

Posted by James Wong March 22, 2019 | 4 min read

When I’m not wearing my Ethnobotanist hat for Liz Earle, you can usually find me writing about one of my favourite subjects – food. My new book, 10-a-day the easy way, out now, is no exception. But before you baulk at the numbers (“10 portions of fruit and veg A DAY?” I hear you cry) let me explain… 

As a plant scientist fascinated by nutrition (but who also loves a good burger and the odd ready meal), I’m obsessed by the benefits of including more fruit and veg in our diets. And the amazing thing is, we’re now discovering these positive effects to our overall health and wellbeing are cumulative – hence my year-long research mission to see how feasible it would be to double my intake from the recommended 5, to 10-a-day.

To my surprise, not only did my food bills go down, I also started eating a more varied, colourful and flavourful diet and (here’s the most important thing) I didn’t have to cut anything out to get these benefits! On the contrary, eating 10-a-day is about including more, not less, on your plate. 

Fancy giving it a go? Here are 5 easy tips to get you started...