Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Reduce Death Rate


fruits and vegetablesDid you know that we can contribute to reduce mortality and morbidity rate in a simple way, which is by increasing the intake of vegetables and fruits in our daily menu.

Eating five servings of fruits and vegetables every day can prevent 15,000 premature deaths, including 7,000 cases of coronary heart disease, 15,000 from cancer, and more than 3,000 due to stroke.

Increasing fiber intake will also save 4,000 lives according to experts from Oxford University. Death rate can also be prevented by eating less salt and fat intake. At least 33,000 lives could be saved if the number of people who eat fiber increases nationwide.

The study, which is published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, analyzed deaths from stroke, cancer, and coronary heart disease by calculating the intake of food and nutrition. A research was also conducted to see the influence of diet on morbidity and premature death in 2005 until 2007, according to daily mail.