Eating fruits and vegetables avoids women from heart attack
Eating vegetables and fruits every day are known to prevent heart attacks in women. A recent study revealed that young women who eat a healthy diet are less likely to experience clogged arteries that lead to strokes and heart attacks.
Women who eat fruits and vegetables have a lower risk for heart attack and plaques that builds up in arteries. Even so, unfortunately, the same thing was found in men. Research still do not know why this only applies to women and not men, as reported by the Daily Mail.
These results were found by researchers after observing 2,500 people in the United States. Given these results the researchers hope women realize the importance of having a healthy habits and diet from an early age. Previous research has found that adults who eat lots of fruits and vegetables have a lower risk of stroke and heart attack. However, these studies did not reveal any benefit in young women.
In recent studies it is known that young woman in their 20s who consumed about eight to nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day had a 40 percent lower risk of heart attacks and clogged arteries. They also have less plaque in blood vessels.
The results remained the same even after the researchers took into account other factors such as exercise, smoking, consuming sugar-sweetened beverages, and more. The study also revealed that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables was not enough to provide a protective effect in men.
Furthermore, researchers will observe further why consumption of fruits and vegetables do not reduce the risk of heart attack in men. But for now, women should increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables to maintain a healthy heart.