Fruit consumption cuts heart risk by 40%

Fruit consumption has protective effect while helping towards having a better heart health.

To add to your heart health, taking leafy-greens along with fruits is an added advantage. A research study suggests that, intake of fruits on a regular basis can lower the risk of heart disease by up to 40%.


A study involving 451,680 participants were asked to report their intake of fruit for over seven years, whether it is no fruit, daily, monthly, 1-3 days per week or 4-6 days per week.

When done a comparative research analysis, it was found that people who consumed fruit had less heart risk to that of others by 25% to 40%. People who consumed the maximum amount of fruits had less risk of blood pressure when compared to those who never ate fruit.

The study is not the first of its kind to bring out this link between fruit consumption and heart health. Another study involving 110,000 men and women have also come up with a finding that people who have included fruits in their diet had less risk of developing CVD i.e. cardiovascular disease. On the other hand, some studies have found that taking citrus fruits like oranges, lemons and grapefruits have especially protective benefits.

Next time, when you feel like munching something, grab a fruit, instead of stocking up on donuts and other eatables.

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