course, most all of us know that eating our vegetables is a healthy
thing to do. New research continues to accumulate supporting the
premise that we donít take this advice lightly. In a recent study on
mice, a diet plentiful on broccoli, carrots, green beans, corn and peas
resulted in significantly less artery narrowing than their little
counterparts who werenít provided a diet containing vegetables. There
was also a reduction in cholesterol levels. Even though the study was
conducted on mice, researchers were excited that this
new study clearly showed a diet rich in vegetables had significant
cardiovascular benefits of which can very likely be extended to humans,
especially in preventing the formation and progression of
atherosclerosis, a condition marked by plaquing/thickening of the
artery walls that frequently leads to heart attack and stroke.
Source: Journal of Nutrition, July/August 2006.