Yoga and healthy eating is becoming the norm of today's stress related life styles. Many people are constantly changing their eating habits and turning towards fruits and vegetables. As constant articles in newspapers and medical journals stress the importance of these two elements (Yoga and Healthy Eating) to help increase human life expectancy. As these habits reduce risk for specific diseases, like cancer and heart disease.
A study undertaken by the institute of Harvard School of Public Health in Boston analyzed data from more than 100,000 participants. They found that the intake of total fruit and vegetable did in fact decrease risk of heart disease. People who had a high intake of Leafy green vegetables showed the strongest inverse association with heart disease and cancer combined. However, no correlation was observed between the fruits and vegetables and cancer incidence alone.
Researchers conclude, "Consumption of five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day has been recommended in the national 5 A Day for Better Health Program for cancer prevention, but the protective effect of fruit and vegetable intake may have been overstated. Our findings for cardiovascular disease still support the recommendations of the American Heart Association of consuming at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day."