Can a diversity of fruits and vegetables in one’s diet reduce the risk of developing the number one killer in the world – CVD (Cardiovascular Disease). Can diet really help?
The UK Women’s Cohort Study analyzed the dietary habits of 30,458 women between the ages of 35-69. The women answered a 217 – item Food Frequency Questionnaire. The conclusion was that total fruit intake rather than intake of a specific type of fruit is more protective against CVD.
The woman who ate a greater variety of fruits, include berries such as blackberries, raspberries, black raspberries and blueberries, grapes, citrus fruit, pomegranates, strawberries and apples had less cardiovascular disease. These fruits are rich in polyphenols like flavanols, flavonols, anthocyanins, procyanidins, sterols, carotenoids, and hydroycinnamic acids (Lai et al., 2015) – the very phytonutrients needed to reduce inflammation in the body and to turn on the longevity genes (Serino & Salazar, 2019).
See Green Facts for more on the longevity genes.
Therapeutic Food Support:
- No. 7 Systemic Booster: The New Longevity- 1 tsp daily includes a concentration of 8 fruits and berries, plus greens from cruciferous veggies: broccoli, kale, spinach, and beet. (Along with probiotics and key nutraceuticals).
Suggestions: Add one tsp No. 7 to your smoothie, or to your shot glass of diluted juice.
- Serino, A., & Salazar, G. (2019). Protective role of polyphenols against vascular inflammation, aging and cardiovascular disease. Nutrients,11(1),
- Lai, H. T. M., Threapleton, D. E., Day, A. J., Williamson, G., Cade, J. E., & Burley, V. J. (2015). Fruit intake and cardiovascular disease mortality in the UK Women’s Cohort Study. European journal of epidemiology, 30(9), 1035-1048.
To your health,
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For a wonderful review and overview of the critical importance of plant polyphenolic diversity to be a regular part of our daily diet click on the following excellent the 2019 meta-analysis: Serino, A., & Salazar, G. (2019). Protective role of polyphenols against vascular inflammation, aging and cardiovascular disease. Nutrients,11(1),
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