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Five Is Good, But Seven May Be Better Options
Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Five Is Good, But Seven May Be Better

Current dietary guidelines recommend that people consume a minimum of five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but researchers say that number should be upped to seven. A study of more than 65,000 men and women shows that the risk of premature death decreases with increased fruit and vegetable consumption. Interestingly, fresh vegetables appear to provide the greatest benefit, followed by salad and then fruit. Canned fruit, meanwhile, actually appears to increase the risk of death, perhaps because it is packed in sugary syrup. More...
pedro
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:39:57 AM
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I think this one kicked off as an April Fool's post. While we're at it, most people die in bed so we should all take poppers and graze all day.
TheParser
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 6:24:24 AM
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It is shocking how many people do NOT eat vegetables every day.

In my case, I do not eat enough fruit every day.

I hear that some developing nations are now seeing a rise in diseases since their newly affluent people can now afford to buy Western-style food (sugary concoctions, hamburgers, etc.).
IMcRout
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:01:35 AM
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And if I ate eight? Think
monamagda
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:25:12 AM

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If you eat 7 fruits and vegetables (carbohydrates) there will not be space to put your daily necessity of proteins and fats (lipids) to maintain nutritional balance.........
Abdelkrim
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:25:15 AM

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Eat the way you can, there is nothing into saying 5 or 7.
GreenBanana
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:54:02 PM

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"Saying" and "supplying" are two different things.
Marguerite
Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 6:41:17 PM

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I have noticed that if I eat a salad with at least seven different fresh vegetables with vinegar and oil that I mix myself daily my appetite for junk just disappears. I put raisins and walnuts on the top and slice with a potato peeler fresh cloves of garlic. Maybe it is the fresh garlic that curbs the sweet tooth and junk desire. Best tip: don't have junk food in the house.
TheParser
Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:35:45 AM
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Marguerite wrote:
Best tip: don't have junk food in the house.



Absolutely!

As the saying goes: "Our of sight, out of mind."
kenturner1
Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:29:34 AM

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Ok.
Absurdicuss
Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:16:19 PM
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Then Seven ate Nine.
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