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Vegetables & Fruit The Best Medicine

VEGETABLES & FRUIT The Best Medicine Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42 percent compared to eating less than one portion, reports a new study. Want to decrease your risk of death? Eat more fruits and vegetables. SERVINGS OF FRUITS & VEGETABLES PER DAY 1-2 3 - 4 5 - 6 7+ 0% 10% 20% Cancer 30% Heart Disease 40% All causes 50% FRESH IS BEST Fresh vegetables had the strongest protective effect. Each portion of vegetables reduced risk by 16% Each portion of salad reduced risk by 13% Each portion of fruit reduced risk by 4% 10 15 AVOID FROZEN & CANNED FRUIT Eating canned and frozen fruit actually increased the risk of death. Each portion of canned & frozen fruit increased risk by 17%. CANNED FRUIT 17% FROZEN Increased Risk of Death FRUIT ABOUT THE RESEARCH 65,226M People Surveyed in England Researchers at University College London used the Health Survey for England to study the eating habits of 65,226 people representative of the English population between 2001 and 2013. Sources: Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140331194030.htm Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2014/03/03/jech-2013-203500 developed by Digital Spash Media .. DigitalSplashMedia.com DECREASED RISK OF DEATH

Vegetables & Fruit The Best Medicine

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I wanted to create a simple infographic to visually represent the relevant points from a recent study that found that eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of ...

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