Eating 10 fruits and veggies a day prolongs life, research says

Eating loads of fruit and vegetables – 10 portions a day – may give us longer lives, say researchers.

The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year, according to the BBC.

The team also identified specific fruit and veg that reduced the risk of cancer and heart disease, the BBC added.

The analysis showed even small amounts had a health boon, but more is even better.

A portion counts as 80g (3oz) of fruit or veg – the equivalent of a small banana, a pear or three heaped tablespoons of spinach or peas, the BBC cited.

Adding, the conclusions were made by pooling data on 95 separate studies, involving two million people’s eating habits.

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