A study of 300,000 people in eight European countries concluded that eating more fruits and vegetables is linked to a lower risk of dying from ischemic heart disease.
We have heard an apple a day keeps doctor away and carrots are good for your eyes. Fruits and vegetables reduce the risk of heart disease. Dr. Timothy johnson reports.nnReporter: a european research group studied more than 300,000 people from eight countries for over eight years. They found on average, the participants ate five portions of fruits and vegetables each day. Those who consumed at least eight portions of fruits and veggies daily reduced their risk of dying from heart disease by 22%. Compare to those who ate three or fewer portions. Only 18% of the participants had eight or more fruits or vegetables day. Most were from greece, italy, and spain. Participants in sweden aid tate least amount. Blood pressure, lifestyle, and dietary restrictions had no bearing on the results so to reduce dieing from heart disease, this research said it pays to include generous portions of fruits an