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Do Fruits and Veggies Reduce The Risk of Heart Disease?

A Swedish study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that eating fruits and vegetables did not lower the risk of coronary heart disease, unless they were consumed with fat.

Many vitamins and micronutrients in food are fat-soluble. They cannot be absorbed without adequate fat. So if you eat fruits or vegetables without fat, you only absorb a fraction of the nutrients.

Consuming enough fat with fruits and vegetables is especially true in the case of children. Vitamins and micronutrients are crucial for proper growth and development. Without adequate fat in the diet, children are not getting enough of these nutrients.

So the next time you eat broccoli or try to feed it to your kids, remember to add some butter. As for those strawberries, have some full-fat cream with them while you’re at it.