If you want to add years to your life, 10 daily servings of fruits and vegetables may be the best recipe you can follow, a new analysis suggests.
The benefits appear to come through lower rates of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death. And if everyone found a way to get 10 daily servings of produce, 7.8 million premature deaths would be avoided each year worldwide, the British researchers estimated.
Exactly how much in the way of fruits and vegetables is that? Anywhere from 10 small bananas or apples to 30 tablespoons of cooked spinach, peas, broccoli or cauliflower — or roughly 800 grams of produce, the researchers said.
At least five servings (400 grams) of fruits and vegetables each day is what is currently recommended by many health agencies.
Eating the proper serving of fruits and vegetables on a regular basis is essential towards maintaining an overall balanced nutrition, as well as health and wellness. Researchers have determined the proper amount of fruits and vegetables people should eat. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.