New advice that we should all be eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day has sent social media users into meltdown reports the

Daily Mail

, with many branding the latest guidance "impossible".

Both healthy and unhealthy eaters are bemoaning the latest research by Imperial College London, which recommends doubling your five-a-day intake to 800 grams, or 10 80g portions.

Researchers claim upping daily intakes would prevent 7200 cancer deaths and almost 14,000 strokes every year.

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But many are struggling to imagine how they could manage to eat the recommended quantities of fruit and vege everyday, with one even accusing the new advice of being a "vegan plot".


Many are seeing the lighter side, as some joke that they struggle to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a month, let alone a year.



One asked if 10 portions of "bottled grapes" - aka wine - would count towards the target.


The average UK intake of fruit and vegetables is four portions a day, with just a quarter of men aged 19 to 64 hitting the target, and 28 per cent of women.

Researchers found that the risk of dying prematurely could be cut by a third if people ate 10 portions a day of fruits and vegetables.

But despite the claimed rewards of eating so much fruit and vegetables, social media users were not quite convinced about the new target.