What You Need to Know About ... Fruits & Vegetables

The news isn't that fruits and vegetables are good for you. It's that they are so good for you they could save your life


The latest scientific research has shown--and the evidence continues to mount--that the plant kingdom is filled with gifts that can help fight off the ravages of chronic disease. A large group of compounds called phytochemicals (see below), found in plants ranging from garlic to cabbage to tea leaves, have been shown to help fight disease by preventing the cellular damage caused by chemicals called free radicals. A diet rich in fiber also has been shown to help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and cancer. Fiber and phytochemicals are a one-two punch that...

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