How Much Longer Do Fruit and Vegetable Eaters Live?
Written by: Michael Greger M.D. on September 17th, 2015
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In a study out of Taiwan, researchers concluded that spending just 50 cents a day on fruits or vegetables could buy people about a 10% drop in mortality. That’s quite a bargain. Imagine if there was a drug that—without side-effects—could lower our risk of death 10%. How much do you think drug companies would charge? Probably more than 50 cents.
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“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates
Guess the old guy should have been more specific.
“Let plants be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― an updated Hippocrates
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“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”