This study found that the more vegetables you eat, the longer you live.
Funnily enough, the place on planet earth with the longest expected lifespan right now is a wee area in Japan called Nagano. They, coincidently [cough, cough], eat more vegetables every day than anyone else, anywhere else on earth…
This English population-based observational study found “a robust inverse association between fruit and vegetable consumption and death from all causes, including cancer and cardiovascular disease”.
What has the research confirmed?
- The more fruits and vegetables you eat daily, the lower your risk of all-cause mortality
- The real beneﬁts were seen in seven or more servings per day
- Eating seven or more servings of fruits and vegetables – but particularly vegetables – lowered cancer risk significantly
- Eating seven or more servings of fruits and vegetables – but particularly vegetables – lowered heart disease risk significantly
- Fresh vegetables or salad were the most protective
Study by Oyebode O, et al “Fruit and vegetable consumption and all-cause cancer and CVD mortality: analysis of Health Survey for England data” as published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2014; DOI: 10.1136/jech-2013-203500. As reported by MedPage Today on April 1, 2014.