An apple a day...

A Spanish study which followed 7216 men and women at high risk of cardiovascular disease for an average of 5.9 years has reported that fiber intake and fruit consumption is associated with a lower risk of death. 

Participants who consumed 20 grams (per day) or greater of fibre had 37% lower risk of death while those who consumed 210 grams (per day) or greater of fruit had 41% lower risk of death from all causes. The association was strongest for cardiovascular disease mortality than for other causes of death. 

The Department of Health in the Republic of Ireland and Public Health England in the North of Ireland recommend at least five portions of fruit and vegetables per day (400 grams) for optimum health. The infographic below outlines what an average portion of fruit looks like. 

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Posted: 07/01/2015 09:19:40 by Laura Keaver


 

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