Veggies for Life!

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    A new study shows that more vegetable and fruit intake everyday decreases the risk of mortality.

    A new epidemiological study from a team of European researchers showed that eating about 1.25 pounds of your fruits and veggies per day cuts your risk of mortality by 10% and gives you another 1.1 years of life, compared to eating less than a half of a pound of the good stuff.  And for every 7 ounces you add, cut another 6% off your overall mortality risk.  This healthy intake particularly cuts the risk of cardiovascular disease.  Researchers also found that raw veggies upped the positive impact with a 16% reduction in mortality.