A latest study shows what mothers have been saying for years – fruits really are good for you.
Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine found that eating vegetables and fruits might cut cholesterol, prevent build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries and could give protection against heart disease, according to a study on mice.
Lead researchers Michael Adams charged the effect of a fruits diet on heat disease in mice.
The lab mice used in the study had been bred specially to develop atherosclerosis – a configuration of fatty plaques in the arteries which could lead to blocked blood flow frequently resulting in heart attacks and strokes.
The mice were divided into two groups – on group ate a fruits free diet, while the other half were given a diet rich in broccoli, green beans, corn, peas and carrots.
After 16 weeks, researchers deliberate the miceâ€™ cholesterol. They found that the mice which had fruits in their diets had 38 percent less build-up of fatty deposits in their arteries.
“Although the pathways involved remain uncertain, the results indicate that a diet rich in green and yellow vegetables inhibits the development of hardening of the arteries and may reduce the risk of heart disease,” Adams said.