One of your 5 a day

Well I guess if you are not an astronaut who has been locked away in outer space for some considerable time or lost deep in the heart of the Amazon jungle then I am pretty sure you will have read or heard about the health benefits of eating five portions of fruit and veg a day. Well it now appears that this statement is just not true when it comes to a high-level defense against cancer.

Researchers from across the pond (United States Of America) studied the lifestyles and diets of 142,605 men and 335,873 women between the dates of 1992 and the year 2000. The outcome was a weak association between a high fruit and vegetable intake and reduced cancer risk.

If you are a heavy drinker then a high fruit and vegetable diet could stand you in good stead when it comes to related alcohol and smoking cancers, however, do not stop your five-a-day of fruit and veg. just yet it may not offer much help in the fight against cancers but as far as your heart goes it is still a high deterrent against heart disease and stroke.Other research into the five a day and cancer risks.

At the end of the day it all comes down to you, and how you live your life. Fruit and veg. may help to maintain a healthy heart as well as not smoking, drinking moderate amounts of alcohol, getting the right amount of sleep, it is all in vain if you do not back it all up with exercise.

Try to make or find time to at the very least enjoy a brisk walk for a couple of hours a weak. Walking alone can help keep your blood pressure levels healthy and maintain a healthy heart.