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Eat your veggies, nutriscientists advise

12 Jul

Last Updated: Thursday, July 12, 2007 | 3:36 PM ET

It’s not rocket science — eating your fruits and vegetables will make you healthier, say delegates at an international nutrisciences conference in Charlottetown.

Paula Bickford, a professor at the University of Florida, recommends lots of fruits and vegetables for health.Paula Bickford, a professor at the University of Florida, recommends lots of fruits and vegetables for health.
(CBC)

Close to 200 researchers in nutrisciences, the study of naturally occurring healthy compounds, are at this week’s National Research Council Institute for Nutrisciences in Charlottetown to share their findings. While much of the science is complex, at least part of the message couldn’t be more straightforward.

“A cup of blueberries in the morning, a big spinach salad, those kinds of things do benefit,” said Paula Bickford, a University of Florida professor of neurosurgery and pharmacology.

“When I talk to my Mom, sometimes I have to say, ‘Mom, you were right. Eat your fruits and vegetables.'”

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