Eating brightly colored fruits and vegetables are actually very good for your health and can help to prevent disease. In fact, a new study published earlier this year suggested that eating foods containing colorful carotenoids, particularly beta carotene and lutein, may prevent or delay the onset of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Another study published in the European Journal of Nutrition (Boeing,
2012) provides a critical review of the role of fruit and vegetable
consumption in the prevention of chronic diseases including rheumatoid
arthritis. Researchers undertook a comprehensive analysis of prior
studies evaluating fruit and vegetable intake in regard to several
chronic diseases including obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus,
hypertension, coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, cancer, chronic
inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, osteoporosis, eye
diseases, and dementia. The level of evidence, number and size of
studies, and quality of the studies were considered.
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Nutrition is important in the Fight Against Chronic Disease