How Fruits and Vegetables Can Give You Long Life



“This is not a joking sturvs,” in the immortal words of Falz the Bahd Guy. It really isn’t a joking sturvs. Eating fruits and vegetables can help you live a longer, happier and healthy life. Chaoyang Li, MD, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and colleagues in the Archives of Internal Medicine wrote that increased fruit and vegetable consumption prevent premature death and prolong life. How cool is that?!

The overall life expectancy in Nigeria is 54 years. Now, that may not seem too big a problem to you until you hear that Nigeria ranks 183 on the Life Expectancy by Country List. The number 1 country is Japan, with an overall life expectancy of 84 years.  That’s 30 more years than Nigeria.


Eat 5-7 servings of fruits and veggies per day, stick to this routine and you will cut your risk of premature death by 42%, says the National Health Service (NHS-UK). The best way to go about it is to make fruits and vegetables your dinner, and instead of eating so many pastry snacks during work hours, replace them with fruits and vegetables. This way, you will ease yourself into a longer, better, healthier life and not have to worry about the future. Another good thing is that you get to increase your energy level, which comes from the right source, and improve your overall performance in life.


So get on the healthy side of life. Make it a habit to eat fruits and vegetables every day and you’re sure to be healthy, strong and alive for many more years to come.


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