This Harvard study says having 2 fruits and 3 vegetables per day will help you live longer

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  • Nutritious food boosts health
  • Good health and overall wellness may increase life longevity
  • A new research has revealed that eating two servings of fruits and three servings of vegetables is connected with lower mortality rates

Life’s longevity depends heavily on an individual’s physical and mental health. Therefore, a person’s well-being matters the most and hence the saying, ‘health is wealth’. And interestingly, the food that we consume has a direct impact on health. So the more nutritious the diet, the healthier an individual gets. But what should a person eat to have a long life? Is there a key to increasing life longevity? Yes, there seems to be one. If a study published by Harvard researchers is anything to go by, then a vegetarian diet consisting of the right mix of two fruits and three vegetables a day will serve the purpose. Scroll down to know more about it.

What does the study reveal?

Published by the American Health Association in March 2021 and conducted by researchers at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, the new research revealed that eating two servings of fruits and three servings of vegetables is connected with lower mortality rates.

According to an interview given to a news channel, Dong D. Wang, M.D., Sc.D. (an epidemiologist, nutritionist, and a member of the medical faculty at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston) said that two servings of fruits and three servings of vegetables are the optimal amount of natural foods that one can consume to minimise the risk of life-threatening diseases.

“This amount likely offers the most benefit in terms of prevention of major chronic disease and is a relatively achievable intake for the general public,” Dong D. Wang was quoted as saying.

Are all fruits and vegetables ideal?

However, not all fruits and vegetables make it to the list. When it comes to veggies, green leafy vegetables were more effective than those rich in starch. So one may add more greens like spinach, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce etc., to the diet instead of potatoes, corn, and peas rich in starch. On the other hand, vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes rich in beta carotene are also good enough.

Carrots

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