An extensive ongoing study in Europe has determined that eating more vegetables and fruit can extend your life. Dr. Andrew Weil, the famed health expert and respected physician, writes in his article “How Vegetables Can Save Your Life,” that the “study’s findings are impressive, especially since the amount of fruits and vegetables that made a difference was relatively low, only 2.4 cups a day.” Scientists in 10 countries have been following more than 450,000 people for over 13 years, during which time about 26,000 of the participants have died. Here are some of their conclusions:
• 2.4 cups of vegetables or more daily = reduced the risk of death about 10% and delayed that risk for 1.12 years compared to people who consumed less than 9 oz. of vegetables/fruit daily
• for every increase of 1 cup of daily fruits/vegetables = mortality risk drops by 6%
• high consumption of vegetables/fruit = 16% reduction in the risk of death
• people who consume 5 or more servings of vegetables/fruit = 30% lower risk of heart disease or stroke than those who each fewer than 1.5 servings daily
Most of the deaths during the course of the study were due to cardiovascular disease.
Vegan American Princess agrees wholeheartedly that generally the more vegetables and fruit you eat daily, the better off you will be. It seems that widespread, publicized studies like these are starting to lead more and more people towards adopting a plant-based diet. But the benefits may continue to grow beyond better health and lower risk of disease and death.
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