Sunday, July 28, 2013
People Who Eat at Least Five Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Per Day Live Longer
In an American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study of more than 71,000 Swedes, those who said they never ate fruit and vegetables died an average of 3 years sooner than those who ate five or more servings a day. Participants who ate at least one serving of fruit daily lived an average of 19 months longer than those who never ate fruit. Those who ate at least three servings of vegetables per day lived an average of 32 months longer than people who reported never consuming vegetables. Participants were aged 45 to 83 years and were followed for 13 years.