Eating Fruits and Vegetables Linked to Lower Risk of Death

Posted 09/23/2014 | By HealthCorps

A recent study (BMJ 2014;349:g4490) looked at a “dose-related” response to eating fruits and vegetables, and certain health outcomes. It found that the more fruits and vegetables you eat, the lower your risk of death from a number of conditions, especially heart disease. This study does not specify the need to eat fresh fruits and vegetables.  In fact, frozen fruits and vegetables are typically captured at peak ripeness. Many of the farmers involved in growing produce for frozen storage engage in environmentally responsible and sustainable practices. Here are links to some delicious fruit and vegetable-based recipes from Stahlbush Farms.

Baked Butternuts Squash

Green Bean Salsa

Spring Vegetable Saute

Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

Blueberry Swirl Smoothie

Remember that children under age 1 should not eat honey or honey-sweetened products.

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