Reduce Disease Risk
Ever heard, a family that eats well, lives longer!!!? Does eating well mean only choosing between what is good to eat and what is not? The answer is NO. You do not have to switch between what to eat and what not to eat… All that you need to do is, strike a balance with your diet. You don’t have to scratch your brains when you start off your day with healthy food but end it up yummy chocolates. Lemme repeat, Strike A Balance!!! The balance that will help you not to lose your balance.
Is it just the diet that will help you strike a balance? You have to weigh down the other important things too – make time for yourself, your near and dear ones, live your life, and so on… Once these things fall in line, come down to eating everything but in portions.
When it comes down to eating, this is where fruits, vegetables and meats pitch in. These add variety to your eating style. There is not a single fruit or a single vegetable that can provide all the required nutrients. It is always recommended to have a platter full of a variety of fruits and vegetables with an add-on of meats once in a while.
Being happy and healthy can ward off diseases by empowering your immune system. And to be happy, the ball is in your court. We can of course help you with how to be healthy.
There has been a steady decline in the following disease after consumption of natural fruits and vegetables::
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- High Blood Pressure
- High Blood Cholesterol
- Colon Cancer
- Breast cancer
- Eye Diseases
- Lung Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Cervical Cancer
- Gastric Cancer
It has been evident that people having fruits and vegetables have lower chances of heart disease or stroke. The higher the intake of fruits and vegetables, the lower the chances of developing CVD. Though all fruits and vegetables naturally have their own benefit on the health, some fruits and vegetables such as green leafy vegetables like lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard and mustard green and citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruits make an important contribution.
According to the study conducted by the Harvard along with several other long-term studies in the US and Europe , researchers found that individuals who had more than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day had 20 percent lower risk of developing a coronary heart disease and stroke when compared to individuals having 3 serves of fruits and vegetables per day.
High Blood Pressure
Research has shown that a diet rich of fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy has reduced the systolic blood pressure ( the upper number of a blood pressure reading ) by about 11 mm Hg and their diastolic blood pressure ( the lower number ) by almost 6 mm Hg which is equivalent to what the medication can do.
Consumption of fruits and vegetables along with healthy unsaturated fat or protein lowers the risk of high blood pressure.
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables walks that extra mile and helps prevent cancer.
There are fruits that may protect against some cancers, for instance, consumption of non-starchy vegetables like lettuce and other leafy greens, broccoli, cabbage may protect against mouth, throat, voice box and stomach cancers. Fruits probably also protect against lung cancer.
Few components of fruits and vegetables may also be protective against cancer.
A study conducted on 2,300 Finnish men suggests that fruits and vegetables especially berries may reduce the risk of Type II Diabetes.
What are you waiting for??? Gear up, strike a balance, live healthy and be happy!!!