Researchers have found that there exists a link between diet with more fruits and vegetables and a good heart health.
The studies were carried out in Asia, United States and Europe and involved more than 800,000 people and they lasted for 4 years and sometimes up to 26 years.
Six studies included data about vegetables in the diet over time, six examined fruits, and four included both.
They found during the study that the more fruits and veggies people ate, the less likely they were to have heart problems or die of any other diseases.
Compared with people who consumed no fruits and vegetables, those who ate one serving per day were 5 per cent less likely to die of any disease. With every additional serving the risk of death decreased by another 5 per cent.
The vitamins, minerals, fibre and phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables may improve blood lipids and blood pressure and reduce insulin resistance and chronic inflammation.
The recommended consumption of fruits and vegetables is five servings per day. Eating more than five servings a day may confer benefits in other areas such as stroke risk.