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It has been known for some time that fruits and vegetable consumption helps prevent brain stroke and heart attack, however this latest research is the first large-scale study to quantify the benefits.
Fruits and vegetables are loaded with anti oxidants, fibre, folate and potassium which are low in fat and calories.
The benefits may be due to the potassium content in fruits and vegetables, as potassium will lower blood pressure.
By increasing fruit and vegetable consumption from 3 to 5 servings per day, we can increase our potassium intake by about 50 percent.