Apply Healthy Living by Eating Fresh Fruits and Vegetables


Fruit and vegetable sources of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and other important compounds needed by the body, such as antioxidants.

INPHEDIA.ID - According to research, people who consume lots of fruits and vegetables will not be susceptible to disease. People who are accustomed to eating various types of fruits and vegetables generally have a lower risk of suffering from diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer.

If you want to go on a healthy diet, eating more fruits and vegetables, accompanied by nuts and low-fat meats, is one healthy and safe diet. In addition, fruits and vegetables are also a source of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and other important compounds needed by the body, such as antioxidants.

How, are you interested in following a diet of fruits and vegetables? Maybe you will be more interested after knowing the various benefits of fruit diet for health, as we summarized below.

1. Reducing the risk of heart disease

The more the average amount of fruit and vegetable consumption per day, the lower the chance of cardiovascular disease. In one study it was found that people who underwent a fruit diet or consumed an average of eight or more serving quantities of fruits and vegetables per day had a 30 percent lower chance of having a heart attack and stroke.

Furthermore, the results of the study explain that the most important fruit of its contribution to reducing the risk of heart disease is oranges, lemons, limes, and grapes. While the types of vegetables are green vegetables, such as spinach, broccoli, cabbage, and lettuce.

2. Fight Cancer

A number of studies link between fruit and vegetable diets with the body's natural protection against cancer. Mentioned, eating lots of fruit can fight cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, large intestine, and lungs.

3. Reducing Blood Pressure

A diet that includes many fruits and vegetables is associated with lower blood pressure. Also read: Why is it important to keep blood pressure normal? A study revealed, people with high blood pressure who are on a diet of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and limiting fat intake, can experience a decrease in blood pressure resembling the effects of drugs.

4. Healthy Digestion

Fruits and vegetables contain natural fibers that are easily digested. Because it easily absorbs water, this fiber can relieve or prevent constipation, because it encourages the desire to defecate to be more routine and smooth. A fruit diet that increases fiber and water intake can also provide a longer satiety effect, so it can help delay hunger and help maintain weight.

5. Reducing Diabetes Risk

The study found that eating lots of fresh fruits, especially apples, oranges and guava, can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Choose fruits that don't taste too sweet, and avoid canned fruits because the processed fruit is generally high in sugar.

6. Healthy Eyes

A fruit and vegetable diet can help nourish the eyes. This diet can also help prevent eye disease that is common in the elderly, such as cataracts and macular degeneration. The benefits of this fruit diet are obtained from the content of antioxidants and vitamins, such as vitamin C, which is high in fruits. (TP/ENG/**)

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