The more fruit you eat each day, the lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Such is the conclusion reached by a research team from Oxford University led by Dr Huaidong Du.
The study involved 451,681 people in five provinces of China. It has been carried out for seven years.
Dr. Du and her team found that study participants who ate fruit every day had a 25-40% lower risk of cardiovascular disease, compared with those who did not eat fruit. Fruit eaters also have a 40% lower risk of dying from a stroke and a 27% lower risk of death from coronary heart disease.
The average daily fruit intake approximately 150-200 g.
In addition, tests confirmed that those who eat a lot of fruit within a balanced diet have a lower and stable blood pressure.
Fruits contain plenty of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, antioxidants and fiber. All this together helps the body to prevent various diseases.