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Eat Your Greens, It Could Save You From Death


Many people take prescription drugs on a regular basis to combat their illnesses as well as disorders, but it seems as if they might have been looking at it all wrong from the beginning. Everybody knows that they should be eating their fruits and vegetables, this isn’t anything new to take into consideration; a health and balance, nutritious diet is crucial in order to ave the highest quality of life (health-wise) for you.
Researchers from the University College of London have a lot of solid evidence to back up their theory, that fruits and vegetables can actually do a lot to combat the illnesses many people face. They measured specific benefits that were occurring when portions of fruit or vegetables were digested. They found that hose who had eaten seven or more servings of greens every single day cut their risk of death (at any age for that matter) by 42%. This was compared to those who hadn’t gotten a full serving of these particular foods on a daily basis.

“We all know that eating fruit and vegetables is healthy, but the size of the effect is staggering,” stated Oyinlola Oyebode, whom is a epidemiologist and the lead author of this study. The study itself was published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, and t was able to track and summarize the benefits of eating vegetables and fruits (pertaining to a lower death rate, that is).

“People shouldn’t feel daunted by a big target like seven. Whatever your starting point, it is always worth eating more fruit and vegetables. In our study even those eating one to three portions had a significantly lower risk than eating less than one.” said Oyebode.

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