April 21, 2014 8:00 PM

Mom was right: Eat LOTS of veggies. (They're even better for you than fruit)

We all know that eating fruit and vegetables is healthy, but the size of the effect is staggering. People who eat seven or more portions of fresh fruits and vegetables each day may reduce their risk of dying from a wide variety of diseases by as much as 42 percent over people who consume less than one portion.

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