Reach for the fruit bowl instead of that bag of your favorite chips.
Researchers in China followed almost a half-million people for seven years finding when they consumed more fresh fruit they had a lower risk of heart attack and stroke. Cardiovascular deaths were 40% lower in those who consumed fresh fruit daily compared to those who never or rarely did. Because the Chinese typically eat little fresh fruit, this study highlights the value of adding just 1-2 servings per day.
Replace calorie-rich snacks and food items with fresh fruit to help lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Text: Fred Hardinge