Research consistently shows that diets rich in vegetables may boost heart health and reduce the risk of dying prematurely. According to several studies, people who eat the most vegetables may have up to a 70% lower risk of developing heart disease.

This may be due to the high amount of fiber and antioxidants that vegetables contain.

Unfortunately, some studies group fruits and vegetables together, and many fail to specify the exact amount of vegetables contained in one serving.

However, a review of 23 studies did observe a link between eating 14 ounces (400 grams) of vegetables per day and an 18% lower risk of developing heart disease.

Eating enough vegetables may not only protect your heart but may also help you live longer. For example, studies found that eating 8 ounces (231 grams) or more of vegetables per day may reduce the risk of dying prematurely by 25 to 32%.

Similarly, a 10-year study including people from over five continents observed that those who ate 13.4–18 ounces (375–500 grams) of fruits and vegetables per day were 22% less likely to die during the study compared to those who ate less. However, those who consumed more than this amount did not appear to experience a bigger drop in mortality.

Brief Summary

Eating around 8 ounces (231 grams) of vegetables or up to a combined 18 ounces (500 grams) of fruits and vegetables per day may help reduce the risk of heart disease and increase your lifespan.

Sources & References:
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
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europepmc.org
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