BLOG

Each Helping of Fruit or Vegetables A Day Helps Prevent Early Death, Big Study Shows

Each Helping of Fruit or Vegetables A Day Helps Prevent Early Death, Big Study Shows

If you ever need a clear idea of exactly what the benefit to your likely lifespan of eating fruit and vegetables, then you should consider the conclusions of this study:

-       Each additional serving a day of fruit reduces the risk of all-cause mortality by 6% and each additional serving of vegetables by 5%

  •           There is a thresh-hold at 5 servings of either fruit or vegetables a day after which there is no additional benefit to your lifespan, hence the 5-a-day recommendation
  •           The minimum number of servings you need to consume a day to reduce the risk of all-cause early death is 2 of fruit or 3 of vegetables
  •           Each additional serving of fruit or vegetables has a similar benefit in reducing the risk of death by a cardiovascular event (such as a heart attack)
  •          There appears to be no benefit to eating fruit and vegetables, however, in preventing cancer

These conclusions are drawn from a meta-analysis (a study of other studies) that looked at huge numbers of people. The all-cause mortality data are concluded from 7 studies that included the lives and eating habits of 553,698 people, of which 42,219 died. Conclusions about fruit and vegetable consumption are also based on a further 677,674 lives and 9,744 deaths from cardiovascular disease.

Nor is this study sitting in isolation. This supports a lot of evidence that suggests the Mediterranean diet of lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, and uncooked olive oil, is effective in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

The study in question – and other supporting evidence – can be found in the British Medical Journal here.

Share this post

LEAVE A REPLY

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.

Comments

 
No comments yet
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Tuesday, 16 October 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username and name fields.

Captcha Image

clearmind-sleep-shop

Need help sleeping?

 

Download Sue Beer’s guided hypnotherapy to help push you off to sleep.

Buy on iTunes Buy on Amazon
clearmind-stress-shop

Want help de-stressing?

 

Download Sue Beer’s soothing guided hypnotherapy to calm and relax your mind.

Buy on iTunes Buy on Amazon

SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Please leave us your email address so we can keep you updated
on our latest events, promotions and training opportunities.

We promise not to bombard you with daily information but will just aim
to keep you posted on the really important stuff!

 

JOIN US

clearmind-facebook clearmind-twitter clearmind-google
 

Hello and welcome to the Clearmind Company

Please leave us your email address so we can
keep you updated on our latest events, promotions
and training opportunities.

We promise not to bombard you with daily
information but will just aim to keep you posted on the
really important stuff!