In light of the extreme circumstances globally in relation to COVID-19; there has been an increased interest in keeping fit and healthy during this time.

Here at Jupiter we’re huge advocates of eating fresh in general as we know the amazing health benefits of getting your five-a-day. From the tiniest grape to the largest watermelon, fruit provides a huge boost of vitamins, minerals and other goodies to keep your body functioning correctly.

What’s the big idea?

We’re urging families to understand the importance of good quality fresh produce instead of only stocking up on cupboard staples like dried pasta and rice. Fresh produce may have a slightly shorter shelf life than your pasta does in the pantry, but the fresh supply chain is functioning well and supermarket shelves are stocked.

Why fruit, why now

Fruit is an amazing way of transporting the nutrients needed by the body in a delicious and convenient way. Eating fruit regularly and as part of a varied and balanced diet can boost your immune system, contribute to a healthy heart and reduce your risk of developing cancers, diabetes and even inflammation.

Fruits are high in fibre, minerals and antioxidants with the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK stating that ‘evidence shows there are significant health benefits to getting at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day.’ So what are you waiting for!

Keeping fit

Our PT Lucy who forms part of our wellness team says: “Good flexibility and mobility is vital to keep your joints, ligaments and tendons supple and healthy; as well as preventing injury. Gentle stretching exercises a few times per week and a healthy and balanced diet are so important to productivity and overall wellbeing.”

You can catch up with Personal Trainer Lucy in the forthcoming issue of Global Roots, make sure you’re on the distribution list.

The Jupiter Group is a leader in the global fresh produce market. Ranked 17th in the 2020 The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, Jupiter grows and supplies new and traditional varieties of grapes and citrus alongside melons, pineapples, limes, avocados and kiwi.

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