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Fruits and vegetables eaten each day can help you to live longer.  Research studies have determined that adding at least five servings a day of fruits and vegetables significantly reduces your risk of disease.  There seems to be a limit on the effects of these food groups, however.  Five servings a day of each food group seems to be the baseline for positive effect. ...

A large research study has determined that eating a number of portions of vegetables and fruits a day can help you lower your risk of death.  A diet that has at least seven portions of vegetables and fruits can help to reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, for example. Research Study in England From 2001 Through 2003 The direct correlation between eating seven...

Over the last decade, the CDC has increased their efforts to get Americans to eat more fruits and veggies—especially America’s youth. A recent report shows that whole fruit consumption is up and juice drinking is down, but nobody is showing any interest in eating any more veggies than before. In a survey conducted by the National Health and Nutrition Examination among...

Your fruits and vegetables have their own shelf life.  How old your produce is and how you have stored it can determine the amount of nutritional value left in your fruits and vegetables.  Age tends to deplete your foods, since fruits and vegetables have a certain amount of time that you can safely eat them.  Your method of storage can effect the amount and types of...