Geen koffie, bier, cola. Ik drink vrijwel alleen fruitsappen, water en thee. Meestal koop ik die dure verse fruitsappen van Albert Heijn, die in de loodzware glazen flessen. Volgens het nieuwe, grootschalige wetenschappelijke onderzoek van University College London kan ik hiermee stoppen, want het 12-jarige (!) onderzoek heeft aangetoond dat er geen bewijs te vinden is dat fruitsap bijdraagt aan de gezondheid. Da-haag dure Appie Heijn verse fruitsappen!
Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42% compared to eating less than one portion, reports a new UCL study.
Researchers used the Health Survey for England to study the eating habits of 65,226 people representative of the English population between 2001 and 2013, and found that the more fruit and vegetables they ate, the less likely they were to die at any age. Eating seven or more portions reduces the specific risks of death by cancer and heart disease by 25% and 31% respectively. The research also showed that vegetables have significantly higher health benefits than fruit.
This is the first study to link fruit and vegetable consumption with all-cause, cancer and heart disease deaths in a nationally-representative population, the first to quantify health benefits per-portion, and the first to identify the types of fruit and vegetable with the most benefit.