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    Imperial College London

    5-a-day good, 10-a-day better: A 2017 meta-study, covering 2 million subjects worldwide, found that around 7.8 million premature deaths could be prevented every year if people ate ten servings of fresh produce daily. Evidence

    Harvard University

    A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and help keep appetite in check. Evidence

    Oxford University (Martin School)

    A global switch to diets that rely less on meat and more on fruit and vegetables could save up to 8 million lives by 2050, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two thirds, and lead to savings of $1.5 trillion (US). Evidence

    WHO Recommendations

    As part of a healthy diet low in fat, sugars and sodium, WHO suggests consuming more than 400 grams of fruits and vegetables per day to improve overall health and reduce the risk of certain noncommunicable diseases. Evidence

    Sheffield Hallam University, UK

    Freeze-dried fruits and vegetables showed minimal losses in Vitamin C content, total phenolic content and total antioxidant capacity compared to fresh. Evidence

    International Journal of Molecular Sciences

    Freeze-drying preserves the antioxidant properties of tropical fruits including mango and papaya. Evidence

    Université Laval, Quebec City

    A literature review of past research on freeze-drying technologies as applied to fruits and vegetables. Evidence