Antioxidants in fruit have a life-saving effect. This is what has come out of research conducted by Stockholm’s Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Circulation that highlights a marked reduction in risk of aneurism and rupture of the abdominal aorta with daily consumption of at least two portions of fruit.
The study took a deeper look into the relationship between lifestyle health, following 80,000 volunteers between 46 and 84 years old for a thirteen-year period. It emerged that those who consumed two or more helpings of fruit each day reduced the pathological dilation of the body’s most important blood vessel by 25%, and burst aortas by 43%.
The benefits were measured against an intake of less than one portion, and is more pronounced compared to the complete lack of fruit in eating habits (protection from the two monitored risks rises by 31% and 39% respectively). The safeguarding mechanism was clearly traced to the antioxidants present in fresh fruit, the health properties of which are universally confirmed by science.