Eat seven servings of vegetables and fruit a day and live longer

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email

A new study says getting seven or more can prolong your life, and it says vegetables are better than fruit.

Mom always said eat your veggies, and now it's not just five fruits and veggies a day.

(NBC) - A new study shows those who eat seven servings of vegetables and fruit a day live longer.

Mom always said eat your veggies, and now it's not just five fruits and veggies a day.

A new study says getting seven or more can prolong your life, and it says vegetables are better than fruit.

Researchers at University College London say eating seven servings vegetables and fruit a day decreases your risk of death, from a number of diseases, by 42 percent, compared with those eating one serving or less.

While seven servings of fruits and vegetables may sound possible, what exactly would it take to get seven veggies a day?

Getting a variety of color, then hiding vegetables in omelets, meat loaf, and soups, and having a salad for lunch.


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