Fruit, veg motto busted

The West Australian - - NEWS -

As lit­tle as three serves of fruit and veg­eta­bles a day are enough to stave off heart at­tacks, stroke and death.

Aus­tralian guide­lines rec­om­mend adults con­sume two fruits and five veg­eta­bles, which is about 675g, a day.

A study of more than 135,000 peo­ple dis­cov­ered just three to four large serves of fruit, legumes and veg­eta­bles, about 375-400g, is pro­tec­tive against heart dis­ease, stroke and death.

Ad­di­tional serves were found to do noth­ing ben­e­fi­cial.

When three to four serves of fruit, veg­eta­bles and legumes were con­sumed the risk of death dropped by 35 per cent with a 27 per cent drop in car­dio­vas­cu­lar death. Rose Bren­nan

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