Mom was right, eat LOTS of veggies

VeggiesEveryone knows that eating vegetables and fruits pertains to a healthier lifestyle, but have you ever wondered how much impact it really has? A new study covered by The Washington Post evaluated the eating habits of 65,000 people over 12 years and discovered that people who ate seven or more portions of fruits and vegetables were able to reduce their risk for cancer by 25 percent and cardiovascular complications by 31 percent! Researchers found that for every daily fresh serving of vegetables, one was able to reduce their overall risk of death by 16 percent. This is the first study published that has attempted to define the benefits one receives per portion of food; will this give cause to re-evaluate your diet?

 

For the article visit The Washington Post

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