How you can avoid the #1 dietary risk factor for death

 fruits and vegetables

Learn an easy way to live longer and save money by making a daily change in your diet.

The Global Burden of Disease Study, published in 2012, is the most comprehensive and systematic analysis of causes of death undertaken to date, involving nearly 500 researchers from more than 300 institutions in 50 countries, and starting with almost 100,000 data sources. What did the researchers find? Here in the U.S., they determined that our biggest killer was our diet.

Number 1 on their list of the most important dietary risks was not eating enough fruit, responsible for an estimated 4.9 million deaths a year around the world.

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists:

“If Americans ate just one more serving of fruits or vegetables per day, this would save more than 30,000 lives and $5 billion in medical costs each year.”

One antidote for individuals is easy, painless, and even pleasurable: exploit the multiple nutritional and protective benefits of fruits and vegetables.

(I am doing a pretty good job on this one. For breakfast I cut up an apple, orange, kiwifruit, banana, add a passionfruit, some frozen blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and mango. I have half of it at breakfast with my vits and NutriBlast followed by some protein and the rest of the fruit salad I eat later.)