There are a number of studies showing that eating fruits and veggies helps to cut down on cardiovascular events and other diseases.
One study noted in the journal “Nutrition” was done with 30 vegans and 30 people in a control group and it was found that the vegans had a much higher antioxidant rating and lower cholesterol and triglycerides compared to their normal counter parts. Thus they had a much lower possibility of coming down with cardiovascular events.
Another double blind study at the University of Guelph in Canada showed that supplementing diets with algae like chlorella and showed a marked decrease in LDL cholesterol thus helping to prevent cardiovascular events.
A study reported by American Society for Clinical Nutrition showed that death from cardiovascular disease was 26% lower for those who were vegans.
Another study in the New England Journal of Medicine on women and the amount of animal fat they ate had a direct bearing on their risk of colon cancer. The more animal fat they ate the higher the rates of colon cancer.
Even as far back as 1978 in the Journal of Cancer Research… studies done on plant sterols have shown that the more plant sterols consumed in the form of nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables the more protective effect these plant sterols have on preventing colon cancer.
Plus studies from the prestigious John Hopkins scientists from the University of North Carolina and George Washington University in 2013 has shown that constant use of antibiotics in raising food animals has created powerful superbugs that are antibiotic resistant. In turn we are causing major problems with the over use of antibiotics.
Even as early as 2006 in the Journal of Microbiology it was found that residual antibiotics were being found in cultivated fish… and those antibiotics were getting into the food chain and creating possible future problems.
Studies at Case Western Uniersity suggest their may be a correlation between Alzheimer’s disease and the intake of dairy products, meat, butter, eggs, sugar. It seems the more fruits and veggies we consume the lower our incidence of disease.
And studies show that the higher the quality of diets… with more fruits and veggies the lower the incidence of age related macular degeneration and blindness.
Enjoy your fruits and veggies and enjoy health!
This article is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition. This article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way shape or form.
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