There’s one thing for certain, I LOVE fruit! I’m constantly chowing down on melons, berries, bananas, mangoes, papayas and grapes – YUM! I also find myself reaching for all kinds of vegetables from carrots and beets to spinach, kale and tomatoes…oh yes, and donʻt forget the avos. It seems like I’m ALWAYS eating…all day long! Hah! Well, what can I say I love my HUGE salads and of course our delicious ginger tahini dressing. Interestingly, I always knew that eating this way was good for me, but I didn’t realize just HOW GOOD it was until I came across an article written in the Science Daily.
In a recent longitudinal study conducted from 2001 to 2013, scientists found that the more fruits and vegetables a person eats per day the more they decrease their risk of dying from cancer or heart disease.
This study, which was published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, examined the eating habits of 65, 226 people and found that those who ate 1-3 combined servings of fruits and vegetables per day decreased their risk of death by cancer and heart disease by 11% and 9% respectively; when consuming 3-5 servings per day they reduced their risk of cancer by 19%, and heart disease by 18%; when eating 5-7 servings per day they reduced their risk of cancer by 25% and heart disease by 20%; and finally, when consuming 7 or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day they decreased their risk of death by cancer by 25% and heart disease by a whopping 31%. This same study also suggested that when eating 7+ servings of fruits and vegetables per day the risk of death by any cause is reduced by 42%! That’s amazing~
There you have it – one more study (among thousands) that suggest that our diet and the food we eat are directly correlated to our health.
So, come visit us at ʻAi Love and order our fruit loaded poifect parfait or chia seed pudding parfait (or anything on our menu for that matter) with confidence knowing that you are doing something GREAT for yourself and your health.