Forget five a day: Now scientists say you"ll be healthier and happier eating SEVEN daily portions of fruit and veg

Forget five a day: Now scientists say you'll be healthier and happier eating SEVEN daily portions of fruit and veg Scientists now claim we need to eat seven portions of fruit and veg a day to stay healthy Those who eat 7-8 portions a day felt more cheerful, loved and optimistic about the future | UPDATED: 14:22 GMT, 11 October 2012 For years we’ve been told to eat at least five portions of fruit and veg a day to stay healthy.