Additional fruit and veggie consumption linked to decreased risk of heart disease

A study published in the European Heart Journal recently discovered a correlation between the amount of fruits and vegetables a person consumes and their relative risk of ischaemic heart disease.

Pulling data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition, researchers found those who consumed eight servings of fruits and vegetables a day were as much as 22 percent less likely to die from ischaemic heart disease.

“This study involved over 300,000 people in eight different European countries,” said Dr. Francesca Crowe, the study’s first author. “It shows a four percent reduced risk of dying from IHD for each additional portion of fruit and vegetables consumed above the lowest intake of two portions.”

Ischaemic heart disease is the most common form of heart disease in Europe and reduces bloodflow to the heart, which can lead to a deadly heart attack.

Those looking to increase their fruit and vegetable intake may want to consider taking dietary supplements like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.

Ultimate Reds from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains nutrients from two dozen different fruits and vegetables. With 800 mg of vitamin C per serving, Ultimate Reds may enhance the immune system and promote anti-aging processes in the body.

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