Thursday, March 23, 2017

Daily Fruits or Veggies, 2

The researchers stated that it’s important to eat whole plant foods to get the benefits (antioxidant or vitamin supplements have not been shown to reduce disease risk). What does ten 80-gram portions of fruits or veggies look like? For example: An 80-gram portion of fruit would be a small banana, apple, pear, or large mandarin orange. An 80-gram portion of veggies would be three heaping tablespoons of cooked vegetables such as spinach, peas, cauliflower, or broccoli. According to the study, foods to prevent heart disease, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and early death, include: apples, pears, citrus fruits, salads, and green leafy vegetables such as spinach, lettuce and chicory, and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. Foods to reduce cancer risk include: green vegetables, such as spinach or green beans, yellow vegetables such as peppers and carrots, and cruciferous vegetables. (For cancer, no further reductions in risk were observed above 600grams per day.)

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