"Eating fruits and vegetables, particularly dark green leafy vegetables, appears to have a
protective effect against coronary heart disease."
"... the current evidence collectively demonstrates that fruit and vegetable intake is
associated with improved health, reduced risk of major diseases, and possibly delayed
onset of age related indicators . "
"Men and women whose diets were high in fruits and vegetables were shown to have
lower rates of angina, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, cirrhosis, gallstones, heart attack,
kidney stones, and peptic ulcers."
"a starting point... is the regular consumption of foods that are naturally high in
antioxidants and other phytochemicals (fruits, vegetables...). These foods contain
hundreds of biologically active constituents not present in dietary supplements ...",
" Understanding the intricate world of phytochemicals opens opportunities to use these
botanicals for their inherently powerful dietary and medicinal value. Studies lend credence
to their numerous disease-prevention properties.- cholesterol-lowering phytosterols,
saponins, and phenolics; hormone mimicing sapogenins; blood thinning
proanthrocyanidins; and eye-sight enhancing anthocyanins ."
"... of all the dietary factors postulated to be related to cancer, the evidence was most
consistent for an inverse relationship between the risk of cancer and vegetable and fruit