Men Need More Fruits And Veggies Than Women?
Vegetables A NEW study conducted by world researchers is encouraging men who have greater health risks than women regarding some diseases, to shoot for at least nine servings of fresh fruits and vegetables each day.
It is a well-known fact that fruits and vegetables contain many powerful and important nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fiber and disease-fighting phyto-chemicals that help reduce the risk of cancers, heart-related diseases, high blood pressure and Diabetes.
The recommended servings, according to the study, are greater for men because they do not only have a higher death rate for Cardiovascular Diseases, Lung and Colorectal cancers, but are more prone to gaining more weight than women.
In America for instance, at least 58 million people have some form of cardiovascular disease including high blood pressure whiles 8.2 million have a history of cancer.
It is recommended that at least one medium-sized banana, apple, pineapple, orange, mango, guava, tangerine and fresh vegetables like raw tomatoes, green pepper, carrots, onions, cucumber, green beans and other green leafy veggies are eaten more frequently by men especially those with greater health risks.
One serving of fruits or vegetables should fit in the palm of your hand. It's a lot smaller than most people think.
People yearning to increase their intake of fruits and vegetables could have a variety of them in the morning before the main breakfast.
They could also snack on fresh fruits throughout the day, eat a big salad at lunch, snack on raw vegetables with a healthful dip, and could as well eat at least two varieties of vegetables with dinner.
It must however be noted that everyone including children is entitled to eat more fruits and vegetables everyday for healthy growth.