Sure, hamburgers and french fries might taste good, but they certainly aren’t packed with the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. You might be thinking to yourself that it doesn’t matter what you eat – your family history tells you that you’ll probably have high cholesterol or an increased risk of certain diseases – so you might as well enjoy yourself.
However, this is simply not the case. ScienceDaily reports on a study conducted by researchers at McMaster and McGill universities who discovered the gene most associated with heart disease can be modified by consuming large amounts of raw vegetables and fruits.
“We observed that the effect of a high-risk genotype can be mitigated by consuming a diet high in fruits and vegetables,” explained joint principal investigator of the study, Sonia Anand. “Our results support the public health recommendation to consume more than five servings of fruits or vegetables as a way to promote good health.”
If you’re not eating enough fruits and vegetables, consider increasing your consumption by trying Ultimate Reds from Dr. Newton’s Naturals. Developed by Dr. Michael Pinkus, this nutrient-rich concentrated drink mix contains potent fruits and veggies, including acai berries, beets, bilberries, black currants, blueberries, carrots, cherries, cranberries, grapes, elderberries, luteins, lycopenes, mangosteens, pomegranates, prunes, raspberries, Resveratrol, strawberries and tomatoes.