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More Veggies - Maybe Longer Life
Created on 7/26/2013

Okay, you know that vegetables and fruit are important for promoting optimal health.

And if you've read a recent post on this blog, you also know that vegetables may be even more important than fruit.

But did you know that a diet high in vegetables may lower your mortality risk?

That's what the results of a recent study strongly suggest. Published in JAMA Internal Medicine the findings are very interesting and worth taking note of:

- vegetarians (including vegans) have a lower mortality risk

- people who eat fish along with lots of vegetables (some call them pesco-vegetarians) have the lowest risk of death (even lower than that for vegans!)

- strength of findings were even greater for men

It bears repeating - you don't have to be vegetarian or vegan to be healthy - you can eat animal protein (meat, foul and fish) and be healthy.

But it's very clear that the more emphasis you place on eating a wide variety of brightly colored vegetables (and some fruit, like berries) the better your chances of being healthy for a long time to come.

Veg Out! And be well.
Dr. Russ
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