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All You Need Is 7 Helpings of Vegetables

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The British Medical Journal has discovered that if you want to live a long and healthy life then you must eat lots of vegetables and fruits a day. T be precise you must consumer at least 7 helpings of it to reduce your risk of dying. There is already an overwhelming amount of evidence that supports the consummation of fruits and veggies in your diet; this is just one more for the taking.

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Researchers collated data from over 65,000 people in Britain and found that those who consumed more fruits and veggies were not likely to die from cardiovascular diseases strokes or even cancer. And sure enough the more vegetables and fruits you consumed the more your risks of dying were decreased.

“We all know that eating fruit and vegetables is healthy, but the size of the effect is staggering,” said study author Oyinlola Oyebode of her team’s findings. Oyebode is a researcher in the Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London. She and her team of researchers worked on data collected from the Health Survey for England, and analyzed data from British citizens over an average follow-up period of seven-and-a-half years.

Over this period of time, approximately 4,400 people died of varied causes. However, researchers did find links between healthy diets and death risks. It was noticed that people who ate seven or more helpings of fruits and vegetables each day, their risks of dying were reduced by 42% compared to those who ate one helping or none. Also, researchers realized that their risks of dying from cardio vascular disease and cancer were reduced by 31% and 25% each.

“The clear message here is that the more fruit and vegetables you eat, the less likely you are to die at any age,” said Oyebode. “Vegetables have a larger effect than fruit, but fruit still makes a real difference. If you’re happy to snack on carrots or other vegetables, then that is a great choice but if you fancy something sweeter, a banana or any fruit will also do you good.”

 

 

 

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