A new study says the current recommendation of 5 fruits and veggies a day should be doubled to 10 servings. Yeah, that’s a lot.
The researchers say that eating around 28 ounces of fruits and vegetables per day will actually help prevent early death, and also protects against cancers and other diseases. They numbers they discovered: 24% reduced risk of heart disease, 13% lower risk for cancer (they say ALL cancer), and early death chances are decreased by a staggering 31%. That’s some serious number-game.
They say that fruits and veggies like apples, oranges (and other citrus fruits), along with broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage help prevent heart disease & stroke, and that spinach, different peppers, and carrots will help guard against cancer.
The study was actually a study of studies, as in they looked at 95 other studies and covered more than 2 million people, their fruit & veggie habits combined with disease and health reports, and made this determination.