The right '5-a-day' mix is 2 fruit and 3 vegetable servings for longer life

March 22, 2021

About 50 per cent of Australians are living with a chronic disease and 63 per cent of adults are now considered overweight or obese, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Chronic disease shortens life expectancy. 

The American Heart Association released findings March 1, 2021 that highlights higher consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of death in men and women, according to data representing nearly 2 million adults. Five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, eaten as 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables, may be the optimal amount and combination for a longer life. - ScienceDaily