New Study Shows No Real Health Benefits From More Than 5 Daily Servings of Produce
Make sure you get your daily 5 servings of veggies, but don't worry about getting 6!
Bostonglobe.com reports a new study through Harvard School of Public Health says that we don't really get any extra health benefits from eating more than 5 servings of produce a day.
After a total of 16 studies of 833,000 participants, the results showed that each serving of produce was associated with a 5% lower risk of dying from heart disease or cancer. But after 5 servings, more produce doesn't do much for you.
“The reduction in mortality plateaued at five [servings] a day, and five a day is a good target to achieve maximum health benefits in reducing mortality,” said study coauthor Frank Hu.
But fear not, kids! The study also suggests that there is no harm in over-indulging in veggies and fruits!
I'm not even sure how you can find time to eat 5 servings a day, let alone 6!