Harvard Study Finds How Much Fruit and Vegetable to Eat for Longer Life

Researchers from Harvard University find the right amount of fruit and vegetable for long and healthy life – it is the combination of two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables daily.Harvard Study Finds How Much Fruit and Vegetable to Eat for Longer Life

For the study, a team of researchers analyzed 26 studies that included information on 2 million adults all over the world, looking for patterns linking diet and longevity.

The analysis showed that people who consumed 5 servings a day of fruits and veggies were 12% less likely to die of heart disease, 35% less likely to die of respiratory disease, and 10% lower risk to die from cancer.

Lead author Dr. Dong Wang, an epidemiologist and nutritionist at Harvard, says: “While groups like the American Heart Association recommend four to five servings each of fruits and vegetables daily, consumers likely get inconsistent messages about what defines optimal daily intake of fruits and vegetables such as the recommended amount, and which foods to include and avoid.”

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