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8 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables a Day Keeps the Grim Reaper Away

Are you really hitting this mark set by a recent study?

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Mom told you for years how great fruits and vegetables are for you, but you may not have realized just how great.

According to a comprehensive new study by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, eating 800g of fruits and vegetables a day—or eight servings—reduces your risk of premature death by almost a third, and your risk of heart disease by about a quarter.

Translation: Keep the spinach and asparagus coming.