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According to a study reported on WebMD Health News, the 5 servings of fruits and veggies we’re supposed to eat every day might not be enough to prevent heart disease, the #1 killer in the US for both men and women. According to the study, we may need 8 servings every single day!

Over 300,000 people were evaluated for diet and lifestyle across 8 European countries. it was found that those who ate at least eight portions of fruits and vegetables a day had a 22% lower risk of dying from heart disease than those who ate only 3 portions a day.

In fact, each additional portion over 3 of fruits and vegetables was linked to a 4% lower risk of death from cardiac disease. As an example, a single portion was figured at 80 grams, such as a small banana, a medium apple, or a small carrot.

In fact, patients in our SmartLipo NYC and Long Island centers who undergo treatment find that sticking to this type of eating plan allows them to maintain their liposuction results. Of course, don’t forget that exercise is a crucial part of any healthy lifestyle.

So, get the word out and eat up those fruits & veggies daily! Your health is vitally important–it’s not just how long you live, but how healthfully you live!

To More Fruits and Veggies,

The Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team

*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc. The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and before starting a new diet or exercise program.