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Eat Your Fruits and Veggies!

"Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10-a-day"

An article posted on the BBC News, reviewing evidence for health benefits of eating fruits and veggies.

"Eating loads of fruit and vegetables - 10 portions a day - may give us longer lives, say researchers.

The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year.

The team also identified specific fruit and veg that reduced the risk of cancer and heart disease.

The analysis showed even small amounts had a health boon, but more is even better.

A portion counts as 80g (3oz) of fruit or veg - the equivalent of a small banana, a pear or three heaped tablespoons of spinach or peas."