Have you heard about the latest study on fruits and vegetables? We can’t say the findings surprise us. But we also can’t say we completely agree.
Researchers from the University College of London followed more than 65,000 people over 35 years of age over seven years. In the end, they found that people who ate seven total servings of fruits and vegetables a day were 42 percent less likely to die—from anything.1
Lowering overall death risk is impressive enough… But that same intake of these foods also lowered their chances of dying from specific conditions. People who ate seven servings of fruits and vegetables each day had a 31 percent lower risk of dying from heart disease and stroke. They also lowered their risk of dying from cancer by 25 percent.2 Impressive results. But be careful.
For starters, researchers did not find any increase in risk of death from drinking store-bought fruit juice. But it didn’t help lower risk, either. This is why experts say that it shouldn’t count towards one of your daily servings of fruits and vegetables. What do we say? Avoid it all together! Fruit juices are just too high in sugar. And it doesn’t offer the same nutrition as real, fresh fruit. But even worse than most juices…
Fruit that comes in a can or from the frozen food aisle actually raises your death risk. We’re not talking about frozen organic fruits without any additional ingredients. We mean fruits frozen with added sugars or syrups. People who ate the 2–3 portions of these frozen or canned fruits each day were at a scary 17 percent increased risk of dying.3 And there’s still even more to consider…
Seven servings of fruits and vegetables a day may sound ideal. But how are you divvying up those servings?
The study revealed that eating just 2–3 portions of vegetables a day lowered death risk by 19 percent. But eating 2–3 portions of fruit each day only lowered risk by 10 percent.4 This shouldn’t surprise you if you’ve been reading Health Watch. Even fresh, organic fruits are high in natural sugars. Too much can cause blood sugar spikes. Unlike leafy greens, always eat fruit in moderation. They just aren’t as protective as fresh vegetables.
Try to eat five servings of vegetables and two servings of tart fruits each day. And be sure to gently steam your leafy greens to protect your kidneys. But eating more vegetables isn’t the only way to add enjoyable years to your life.
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These men lost 14.4 percent of their body fat…gained 8.8 percent lean body mass…their skin thickened…and their bone density increased. It sounds far-fetched… But their work was backed up, peer reviewed, and published in one of the world’s most respected medical journals.
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