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This is tragic, given high vegetables intakes are associated with better health, including a lower risk of heart disease, some cancers, and type 2 diabetes.For every extra 200 grams of vegetables and fruit eaten each day, there’s an 8 per cent reduction in the risk for heart disease, a 16 per cent risk reduction for stroke and a 10 per cent reduction in risk of dying from any cause, according to research using data from 95 individual studies. When the researchers drilled deeper into specific types of vegetables and fruit, they found that eating more apples and pears, citrus fruits, cruciferous vegetables (like bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, radish, swede, turnip, and watercress), green leafy vegetables and salads were all associated with a lower risk for heart disease and death.

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