Eating even just a little bit of fruit will keep you healthier
By Troy Frisby, Buzz60
Instead of pondering whether your cup is half full or half empty, just make sure it's filled at least halfway with fruit.
No, really, it could seriously lower your risk of a cardiac episode!
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A new study at the University of Oxford found having roughly half a cup of fruit each day can lower your risk of dying from heart attack or stroke by one-third.
They came to this conclusion after a seven-year study in China, where they analyzed the health of half a million people.
While Americans get a bad rap for our eating habits, as it turns out, people in China eat much less fresh fruit than those in the U.S. or U.K.
In fact, an expert on the topic says, "A recent Global Burden of Disease report put low fruit consumption as one of the leading causes of premature death in China."
Fortunately, researchers found eating fresh fruit like apples and oranges was strongly linked to about 33 percent fewer cardiovascular deaths for both men and women.
Apparently, this is one time you can compare apples and oranges (and improve your health at the same time).
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