Okay not really forever, but according to University college London’s study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, “Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42% compared to eating less than one portion.” The study goes on to restate that the more vegetables an individual consumes, the less likely they were to die at any age.
Though the angel of death can strike at any moment in time, you can at least have the upper hand if you consume 7 portions of fruit and vegetables. This study reaffirms the Australian public health campaign of “going for 2 and 5”; consuming 2 fruits and 5 vegetables a day (and we all know how in shape Australians are). For anyone wondering what a “portion” means, it is generally about a serving that equals to a little more or less than the size of your fist. FOOD MATTERS. Fresh is best, and it is not as hard as it sounds so give it a try.
Read the full study findings here.
Kyle is a nationally certified personal trainer, certified nutritionist, and lifestyle motivator out of Los Angeles, CA. He has been training for 5 years and has experience working with top-tier celebrity and executive clientele. When he’s not in the gym, Kyle is reading philosophy or writing poetry.