April 11, 2014

By 42%? Where’s the Salad?

1 Fruits and Veggies Lower Risk of Death

It's long been assumed that a diet loaded with fresh produce can help you live longer, but a major study of over 65,000 people in Great Britain from 2001 through 2013 puts some hard numbers on the longevity benefits. Compared to persons who eat less than one full portion of fruit or vegetables per day, those who eat one to three portions reduce their risk of death by 14 percent, those who consume three to five portions by 29 percent, those who eat five to seven portions by 36 percent, while persons taking in seven or more portions cut their death risk by 42 percent. Persons consuming produce at that level cut their specific risk of death due to heart disease by 31 percent and from cancer by 25 percent. Vegetables were calculated to be four times as beneficial as fruit, per portion.

More at Philly.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: Benefits of Fresh Produce, Health Benefits of Fruit and Vegetables, Eat Well to Live Longer, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Cuts Death Risk

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