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Does eating daily amounts of apples, pears, citrus fruits, deep green salads, and broccoli decrease my risk for dying of heart attack?


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Specifically eating apples, citrus fruits (oranges, pineapple, etc), broccoli, cauliflower, and dark green leafy salads (romaine, kale, spinach, etc. NOT iceberg lettuce) around 500-600g (about 4-5 servings) per day decreased heart attack death. Raw or lightly steamed is optimal.


“1. Fruit and vegetable intake and the risk of cardiovascular disease, total cancer and all-cause mortality-a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies
Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Jun 1;46(3):1029-1056 2. BMJ. 2014 Jul 29;349:g4490. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g4490.
Fruit and vegetable consumption and mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies 3. https://www.parting.com/blog/funeral-costs-how-much-does-an-average-funeral-cost/”


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