Author: Winston Craig, MPH, PhD, RD. The newly released Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015 highlight vegetarian diets as a healthy option to follow. A central part of any balanced vegetarian diet is its emphasis on eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, rich in vitamins and minerals and health-promoting phytochemicals . A recent British study revealed that adults consuming daily 7 or more portions of fruit and vegetables had 31% decrease in cardiovascular mortality, a 25% decrease in cancer mortality, and a 33% decrease in all-cause of mortality compared with those consuming less than one portion a day
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