A new study by Harvard School of Public Health Researches are reporting that there is a dose-response relationship between fruit and veggie intake and decrease in Cardiovascular (CV) mortality.
With each additional portion of fruits or veggies there was a ~ 4% reduction in risk of CV death up to five servings.
Therefore, five or more servings of fruits and veggies was associated witha 25% risk reduction. Each serving of fruit provided a 5% average reduction in risk and each addition veggie serving was associated with a 4% reduction in risk.
So - make sure you eat your fruits and veggies. Remember, these food are an integral component of of the Mediterranean Style Diet.