You Probably Need to Double Your Vegetable Intake

We have bad news for everyone, everywhere: you need to eat more fruits and vegetables. Like, twice as much.

A new study (pdf warning) in the British Journal of Nutrition has found that, globally, we’re missing out on key nutrients in a big way. In fact, the vast majority of adults worldwide need to at least double their intake of fruits and vegetables if they’re to hit the World Health Organization’s minimum recommendation of 400 grams a day.

As a result, most adults don’t get enough fibre, vitamins, phytonutrients, and antioxidants. Phytonutrients have been linked to healthy aging, heart health, and cancer prevention, whilst antioxidants help protect cells from damage.

You can get all these things via supplements, but why the hell would you do that? Just find something you like and start scarfing.

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