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I eat a lot of fruts and vegs I have family who has a history of heart disease do u think if i keep this up I will reduce my chances of geting heart diease

Fruits and vegetables as part of a balanced diet low in total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease. Since fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and are chock- full of vitamins and minerals, there are numerous benefits to making them part of your balanced diet.
You are making the right decisions early in life to give you a strong defense against heart disease and many other diseases related to diet. Keep up the good work! For more ways to keep your heart healthy with fruits and vegetables, check out our Insider’s Viewpoint column Heart Health Protection-Guaranteed!
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