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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...

~Veggies provide minerals, vitamins, and phytochemcials, which fight diseases.  Typically, you should eat five serving of fresh vegetables each day.  Certain veggies have specific health benefits.  Potatoes, corn, peas, and squash are starchy, so they provide more calories than veggies that have a lot of water. Artichoke Hearts In the center of an artichoke, there...

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...