News

Upping Produce to "10 A Day" Drops Death Risk

A comprehensive study of two million people found that doubling the "5 A Day" fruit and vegetable recommendation comes with miraculous health benefits.

A new study conducted by researchers at the Imperial College London (ICL) and published in the International Journal of Epidemiology found that increasing individual fruit and vegetable consumption to 10 portions per day greatly reduced the risk for a slew of diseases. ILC took on the World Health Organization’s standing recommendation of fresh produce consumption—five portions per day, which is the basis of the popular, multi-national “5 A Day” campaign—to investigate whether more servings would amount to improved health. The comprehensive study analyzed 95 separate nutrition studies—covering the dietary habits of more than two million participants—and found that ten servings of fresh fruit and vegetables amounted to a 13 percent decrease of cancer incidences, 24 percent reduced risk of heart disease, 33 percent decrease in risk of stroke, and an overall 31 percent decrease in premature deaths. Lead researcher Dagfinn Aune said, “Our results suggest that although five portions of fruit and vegetables is good, ten a day is even better,” and pointed to certain disease-preventing foods—such as apples for preventing heart disease, and spinach for fighting cancer. A growing number of studies have found that plant-based foods are key to optimal health. Conversely, researchers continue to uncover the negative impact of consuming animal products.

More News

Ne-Yo Embraces New Vegan Diet

The musician says he can never go back to eating animal products after watching vegan documentary What the Health.
Read More »

Texas Vegan Bakery Wins $25,000 Grand Prize

Austin-based vegan bakery Skull & Cakebones takes top honors at the annual Quest for Texas Best competition hosted by supermarket chain H-E-B Grocery Co.
Read More »

Vegan Cupcake Decorating Studio Opens in Miami

At the new Bunnie Cakes Studio, vegan-treats fanatics can have a hands-on experience decorating cakes, cupcakes, piñatas, and more.
Read More »

USC Gets New "Hogwarts" Vegan Dining Station

Students at the prestigious University of Southern California can now visit an 8,000-square-foot dining hall where chef-created vegan dishes await.
Read More »

Jon Bon Jovi Removes Leather from His Clothing Line

In a move that's bigger than '80s rocker hair, the musician's denim company Hart N Dagger will replace leather tags with vegan materials.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »