The impact of stress on our health cannot be underestimated. It is a known risk factor for chronic disease and can impact our sleep and general wellbeing greatly. In a recent cross-sectional study, eating more fruit and vegetables was linked to lower stress. The greatest benefit (a stress reduction of 16–36%) was seen with a combined intake of at least 400g per day. If you consider each potion of veg to be approximately 50g that equates to around 8 servings, we definitely need to up our 5 a day game!