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7+ Fruit & Veg a Day? On a Low Carb Diet!?

Published on April 24, 2014,

The blog Natural Ketosis has a look at research reports of the benefits of eating seven or more servings of fruit and veg per day (up from the standard recommendation of five per day) and asks how this can be done if you are following a low card diet. The bottom line: focus on vegetables that grow above the ground. Click on the blue link below to read the full article…

7+ FRUIT AND VEG A DAY? ON A LOW CARB DIET!?Earlier this month a paper was published in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health reporting favourable improvements in markers of CVD and decreased total cause of mortality with increased consumption of fruit and vegetables. We covered the article in a blog earlier this month here and assessed the strength of the research behind the original ’5-a-day’ message. The paper demonstrated that an increasing fruit and vegetable intake was associated with decreased all cause, cancer and cardiovascular mortality with individuals consuming 7 or more portions of fruit and vegetables per day exhibiting the lowest risk. This has led to numerous recommendations to increase our fruit and veg guidelines from 5-a-day to 7-a-day.

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