Fruits And Veggies Can Cut Risk of Death In Half (Almost)
Researchers have discovered that an amazing new diet, which happens to be identical to some of the oldest diets on the planet, can cut the risk of death by 42 percent. The University College of London reports that scientists at the school who studied the eating habits of 65,226 people between 2001 and 2013 found that the more fruit and vegetables they ate, the less likely they were to die at any age. Eating seven or more portions reduces the specific risks of death by cancer and heart disease by 25 percent and 31 percent respectively. Compared to eating less than one portion of fruit and vegetables, the risk of death by any cause is reduced by 14 percent by eating one to three portions, 29 percent for three to five portions, 36 percent for five to seven portions and 42 percent for seven or more. Wait, there’s more: The research also showed that vegetables have significantly higher health benefits than fruit.