Fruit and veg gives you the edge
FACT: THE MORE FRESH PRODUCE YOU EAT, THE LONGER YOU WILL LIVE
I sincerely hope you have taken action and started exercising and pushing your heartrate into the fat burning zone. Daily routines are tough but if you do it long enough, it becomes a habit and you will be lost without it, so not matter what, quitting is not an option.
What is next on your agenda? Let’s look at research and suggest that eating more fruit and vegetables and at least eight to 10 portions will help you live longer. A study done by the Imperial College of London research found that 7.8 million premature deaths could be avoided through healthier eating habits. The secret lies in the portion size. The study shows that a high consumption of fruit and vegetables is the way to go. The researchers recommend a daily portion of 10 servings or 800g.
The question one would pose is then why are these foods so healthy? Dr Dagfinn Aune, one of the researchers, believes that it is due to the complex network groups these foods hold. Most of these foods contain antioxidants which help prevent cellular damage at DNA level. By keeping the DNA structure intact, it means at cellular level you are healthier and have a reduced risk of cancer.
If you are not one for stomaching fruits or vegetables by themselves then look at investing a juice blender and making some delicious and nutritious smoothies. The best part about smoothies – besides them tasting great – is that you can jam so many different combinations together and get the maximum health benefit out if it. You could quite easily hit four portions of fruit or/and veggies in one blend. If you tweet me on @SeanVStaden, I will send you to my Pinterest account and there you will get exact recipies on how to make a designer health smoothie.