Love this report on veggies:
AANP via the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition – Five Produce Servings Daily Adds Three Years To Lifespan – (Monday, July 01, 2013)–The first very large study to investigate the subject found that those who consume a daily average of five total servings of fruit and vegetables live more than three years longer than those who virtually never eat fruit and vegetables. Overall, all-cause mortality was calculated, and compared to the number of fruit and vegetable (FV) servings consumed daily, through a questionnaire in a very large, population-based study of 38,221 men and 33,485 women, aged 45 to 83. In comparison with those consuming five servings of FV per day, those who never consumed FV died 37 months earlier than those who consumed 5 servings of FV daily. When scientists examined consumption of fruit and vegetables separately, they found that those who never consumed fruit died 19 months sooner than those who ate just one serving of fruit a day. Participants who never consumed vegetables died 32 months sooner than those who ate three vegetable servings a day. This study will be published in the August 2013 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.