The benefits of a diet high in veggies continue to be confirmed, according to a Finnish study tracking more than 10,000 people for up to 28 years. Flavonoids, the substances that give fruits and vegetables their color, reportedly protect against heart disease and stroke. Subjects with high levels of quercetin (most abundant in apples) and kaempferol (in broccoli and onions) had a 21% lower risk of heart disease. And those with a kaempferol-rich diet had a 30% lower chance of stroke.
(Source: Health Sciences Institute, Members Alert for January 2003, Vol.7, No.7)