BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 3, 2022
/PRNewswire/ -- At Backyard Farming Supply, they believe that
eating healthy starts at home. They figure hey, if you love your
veggies and want to live long, don't worry! A new study by
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public
Health has discovered that eating lots of fruits and vegetables may
help increase the human lifespan! The study, published in the
British Medical Journal, investigated over 130,000 Americans from
1992-1996 and tracked their dietary habits over the next 24 years.
In the end, researchers found that people who consumed more than
five servings of fruits and vegetables per day had an 11% lower
risk of death during the follow-up period compared to those who
consumed less than one serving per day.
What are the benefits of eating
"...eating lots of fruits and vegetables
may help increase the human lifespan."
The benefits of a plant-based diet are seemingly endless. Plants
tend to be packed with fiber, which can help lower cholesterol
levels and regulate bowel movements. They're also high in important
nutrients like potassium, folate, magnesium, vitamin C, riboflavin,
manganese, and dietary fiber—all of which contribute to our body's
ability to function efficiently. In fact, eating a diet rich in
fruits and vegetables is one of the easiest ways we can stay on top
of our health.
How much do you need to eat per
According to The American Heart Association, men need at least 5
servings of fruits and vegetables daily, and women need at least 7.
That's roughly 2 cups of fruits and veggies per day for men and 2.5
cups for women. These are just minimum recommendations—the more you
can eat, of course, the better!
How can you incorporate more
plants into your diet?
Start small. If you're not a vegetarian, start by reducing your
meat intake to once per day. Then try adding more plants to each
meal. Use tomato-based sauces, top your food with avocado or
guacamole, or throw some spinach into your next stir-fry. Over
time, you can incorporate more plant foods into your meals—and see
how much healthier you feel in return!
What kind of foods are considered
While people often think of vegetables when they think of
plants, there are plenty of other plant-based foods you can
incorporate into your diet. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables,
legumes (beans), nuts, and seeds are all plants. Plants have many
different nutrients that your body needs to stay strong and
healthy, including protein, vitamin C, calcium, and iron. Adding
more of these foods to your diet can help you get all of these
benefits as well as gain protection against cancer.
Tips on how to prepare more
plant-based meals at home
Tip #1: Practice moderation to avoid consuming an excess of
added sugar, salt, fat, etc. Tip #2: Invest in a well-stocked
pantry to make cooking plant-based meals at home easier. Tip #3:
Experiment with different recipes until you find your favorite
combinations. For example, give tofu a try if you're worried about
missing meat or want to try something new when you cook plant-based
meals at home.
If you're interested in learning more about how to start your
own garden so that you can start eating healthier for cheaper at
your own home, please contact Backyard Farming Supply. Their people
have the knowledge and tools to help make your garden successful,
sustainable and prolific! Contact them today!!
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