What?! Eat SEVEN Servings of Fruit and Vegetables Daily Now?

My husband is not going to be happy about this, this man who every day eats apples, cherries, blueberries, spinach, and red peppers.  

A new study finds that five servings of fruits and vegetables a day is still not enough. Say what?  According to the Los Angeles Times, we really should be eating seven.

Eating five a day was supposed to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity and Type 2 diabetes. 

Scientists from the University College London who looked at data concerning fruit and vegetable consumption and mortality from a 12-year period for more than 65,000 people over the age of 35 found that participants "ate on average 3.8 servings of fruit and vegetables a day, with a serving being three ounces. Those who ate more fruit and vegetables were found to have a lower body-mass index," Jenn Harris reports. 

I'm not that good either.  I try to have two vegetables at dinner and eat fruit throughout the day, but I certainly don't, always.  

"The clear message here is that the more fruit and vegetables you eat, the less likely you are to die at any age," the study’s lead author, Dr Oyinlola Oyebode of UCL's department of epidemiology and public health, told the Telegraph, as Harris notes. "My advice would be however much you are eating now, eat more."

But don't load up on the fruit. Vegetables are a lot better to eat more of. Fruit, of course, has sugar, and even Weight Watchers advises not to eat too much of it every day.


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