31 Mar

New Study Proves That 7 Servings Of Vegetables Per Day Keeps You Healthy

According to a new University College London study, “Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42% compared to eating less than one portion.”

The article posted on the UCL website went on to say that, “Researchers used the Health Survey for England to study the eating habits of 65,226 people representative of the English population between 2001 and 2013, and 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% and 31% respectively.

It is wonderful to see a study that demonstrates what nutritionists (and our mothers) have been say for years, “Eat Your Veggies!”

Over the years I have compiled an extensive list blogs about the health benefits of various vegetables and fruit. You can click on the links below to discover why you should include 7-10 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables everyday! 

 

Asparagus Season Is Just Around the Corner!

Rocket Your Recipes with Arugula!

The Benefits of Bok Choy

The Nutritional Benefits of Beets

Eat Your Brussels Sprouts!

Cleanse Your Body With Cabbage!

Celery Has More To Offer Than You Might Think

The Benefits of Kale

Why You Should Switch Your Potato for Sweet Potato

Beyond Zucchini: Delicious & Healthy Summer Squash

Five Fabulous Facts About Fennel

The Miracle of Broccoli

An Apple A Day Really Can Keep The Doctor Away

The Anti-Inflammatory Properties Of Purple Foods

The Health Benefits of Okra

Garlic: An Ancient Superfood!

Squash It Up For Winter!

Prunes? Plums? Which Sounds Tastier To You?

The Ancient Power Of Olives

Will Grapefruit Help You Lose Weight?

Figs: A Powerful Antioxidant Fruit

Crush Infections With Cranberries!

Shiitake Me! The Power of Shiitake Mushrooms

Cauliflower: The White ‘Green’ Vegetable

Limes: The Little Green Superheroes Of The Citrus World

Rainbow Carrots Offer More Than Beauty

Sunchokes ~ The Joyful Flavour of Potatoes Without The Guilt

Life Should Include A Bowl Of Cherries

Go On A 'Rampage' With Wild Leeks

Comments  

# Donna 2014-04-01 19:30
I love most veggies but find if I eat them in a salad I get gassy and bloat. Any suggestions?
Thanks
# Julie Daniluk 2014-04-02 11:47
Hi Donna,

This reaction is not unusual for someone with IBS or another digestive issue. I would suggest having a full work-up done with a Naturopathic Doctor. In the mean time I would be sure to eat steamed or cooked vegetables and include a probiotic and digestive enzyme supplement to rebuild your digestive system.

Cheers, Julie

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