Eating More Vegetables Can Almost Halve Your Risk of Dying

I must add than the perfect scenario is to be able eat more ORGANIC and non-GMO veggies and fruits. The regular ones are loaded with pesticides, herbicides and some of them are genetically modified to kill insects and enhance production (corn, potatoes, soybean, sugar beet, canola, zucchini, papaya…). But it’s always better to have a salad with any kind of veggies instead of eating #mac&cheese from a box, hamburger&fries from MacDonalds or KFC chicken.

TIME

We’ve all been told to eat our vegetables, and even if we don’t like it, we know they’re good for us. But a new study shows just how good for our longevity they may be.

Seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day can lower your risk of dying by an astonishing 42%, according to a new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. The more fruits and vegetables the participants ate, the less likely they were to die at any age, and the protective benefit increased with consumption. The USDA recommends anywhere between one to two cups of fruit daily and one to three cups of vegetables daily, depending on age and gender. Their slogan follows, “Fruit and Veggies – More Matters.” Australia advises eating two portions of fruit and five of vegetables, and in the U.K., the slogan is “5 a day.”

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