Ten Veg a Day

Researchers at Imperial College have this week stated that eating ten portions of fruit and veg each day will prolong our lives. The conclusions were made by pooling data on 95 separate studies, involving two million people's eating habits. Lower risks of cancer were linked to eating:

  • green veg (eg spinach)
  • yellow veg (eg peppers) 
  • cruciferous vegetables (eg cauliflower).

Lower risks of heart disease and strokes were linked to eating:

  • apples
  • pears
  • citrus fruits
  • salads
  • green leafy vegetables (eg lettuce) 
  • cruciferous veg (what's this?)
Let's hope that people heed all this and eat more healthily. Let's remember than we were originally made to be vegetarian. God placed us in a garden that we might tend the ground and enjoy the fruit of trees. As to the prolonging of lives, this is not necessary. We already live forever.