How eating fruits and veggies in the right combination might lead to longer life
Eating five fruits and vegetables daily in the right combinations could lead to a longer life, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal circulation.
A Northern Virginia cardiologist weighs in and offers perspective.
People consuming five daily servings of fruits and vegetables compared to just two:
- Had a 13% lower risk of prematurely dying from all causes
- Had a 35% lower risk of death from respiratory disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Had a 12% lower risk of dying from a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke
- Had a 10% lower risk of dying from cancer