We’re all aware of the American Health Association’s recommendation to eat a balanced diet with ample servings of fruit and vegetables. Well, the International Journal of Epidemiology has boosted that recommendation and is now advocating for an increase in fruit and vegetable consumption to ten servings per day! The Independent (UK newspaper) reported on the Journal’s findings, stating that “while eating the recommended five a day still helps reduce disease risk, the highest benefits are seen when people consume double that.” Benefits include a severe reduction in heart disease, cancer, and premature death. The article provides information on some of the superfoods you can eat for maximum benefits, as certain foods contain more nutrients than others. Visit Five-A-Day Becomes 10-A-Day as Scientists Urge People to Eat More Fruit and Vegetables for more!

– Marianna
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