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    Three fruit and veg may be enough

    Just three portions of fruit and vegetables a day may be enough to protect
    against heart disease, according to a study.
    In Britain, the government and leading experts advise people to eat five
    portions each day.

    But a study by doctors in Greece involving 1,900 people indicates that three
    portions may be more than enough.

    They told the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Vienna that eating
    more may have no benefit.

    Just one in eight men and one in seven women in Britain eat the recommended
    five portions of fruit and vegetables each day.

    This is despite the insistence of experts that it can significantly reduce
    their risk of heart disease, stroke and some cancers.

    Daily portions

    Dr Demosthenes Panagiotakos and colleagues at the University of Athens
    carried out a study of 848 people with heart disease and 1,078 healthy
    volunteers last year.

    They were each asked how much fruit and vegetables they regularly ate.



    Overall, 43% of heart patients and 67% of healthy volunteers said they
    regularly ate fruit and vegetables.
    Of these, the vast majority ate less than two portions a day.

    Just 7% of these heart patients and 10% of these healthy volunteers said
    they ate more than 2.5 portions each day.

    The researchers found that people who ate between one and two portions of
    fruit and vegetables a day had a much lower risk of developing heart disease
    compared to those who did not eat any.

    What's more, they found that this risk fell further with each additional
    portion they ate.

    They found that people who ate more than 2.5 portions per day reduced their
    risk of heart disease by about 70%.

    However, they also discovered that this benefit levelled off at this point.
    Eating more than three portions did not result in any lower risk of
    developing heart disease.

    The UK's Department of Health said it stood by its recommendation that
    people should eat five portions of fruit and vegetables each day.

    A spokeswoman said: "The World Health Organization and the UK Committee on
    the Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition recommendations are based on
    epidemiological research that states we should consume at least 400g of
    fruit and vegetables a day - five portions.

    "Large studies have shown that the more fruit and vegetables that is
    consumed the lower the risk of coronary heart disease."

    Story from BBC NEWS:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/h...th/3200545.stm
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  • #2
    Why on earth would you want to count how many portions you eat, turning it into a boring chore?

    Fruit and Veg are yummy. :D:D
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    The sea is wide for the fish
    but will engulf the bird.

    We ask for freedom but freedom to do what?
    We can only express our nature as it was created.

    The prayer mat of the earth is freedom,
    freedom from slavery to other than the One,
    Who offers an shoreless ocean of love to swim in
    and a horizon that extends to the next life,
    Yet we chose the prison and call it freedom.

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    • #3
      Fruit and Veg are yummy.
      especially peaches and tomatoes
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      • #4
        lol my mum makes me count cuz she wants me 2 eat the 5...i usually get about 4 per day tho
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        • #5
          Just eat a fruit or veg with every meal.

          And in between.

          :inlove:
          What does 'freedom' mean?

          Does the eagle want to swim in the sea,
          Restricted by the sky?

          Does the fish want to dance on the wind,
          Not enough river to explore?

          Yet the sky is freedom for the bird
          but death for the fish,

          The sea is wide for the fish
          but will engulf the bird.

          We ask for freedom but freedom to do what?
          We can only express our nature as it was created.

          The prayer mat of the earth is freedom,
          freedom from slavery to other than the One,
          Who offers an shoreless ocean of love to swim in
          and a horizon that extends to the next life,
          Yet we chose the prison and call it freedom.

          “All our handling of the child will bear fruit, not only at the moment, but in the adult they are destined to become.” Donate today! http://campaign.justgiving.com/chari...iyahschool2015

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