10 veggies a day can save your lifeApril 24th, 2017
New research from Imperial College London found that if you want to reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death, you’ll need to pile on the veggies.
The study analysed 95 other pieces of research on populations worldwide and their fruit and vegetable intake. It estimates that approximately 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide could be potentially prevented by eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
Eating 10 portions per day was associated with:
- 24% reduced risk of heart disease
- 33% reduced risk of stroke
- 28% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease
- 13% reduced risk of total cancer, and
- 31% reduction in premature death.
It’s easy to eat 10 fruits and vegetables a day on a vegetarian diet. Not only is cutting out animal products good for you, it’s also kinder on the planet and it helps save lives.
- Challenge yourself to give it a go. By signing up you’ll receive six weeks of supportive emails and tips and tricks to help you along the way.
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- Read more about the study, “Fruit and vegetable intake and the risk of cardiovascular disease, total cancer and all-cause mortality – a systematic review and dose response meta-analysis of prospective studies” by D. Aune et al is published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.