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Welcome to Revenge Is… new “flogging and blogging” feature. We will be posting our views of the issues of today while introducing you to our new products, updating you on special events, and whatever else we think you might find interesting and we hope you will join in on the discussions on our blog.
Today, we want to introduce our new “eat your veggies” t-shirts and tank tops, which celebrate the richness and health benefits of vegetables that enable us to eat healthy, live long and live strong. The largest and longest study to date , done as part of the Harvard-based Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-up study which included 110,000 men and women whose health and dietary habits were followed for 14 years, found that people who average more than 8 or more servings of veggies and fruits daily were 30% less likely to have a heart attack or stroke, particularly by eating green leafy veggies like lettuce, Swiss chard, and mustard green, crucieferous veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, bok choy, and kale, and citrus fruits like organges, lemons, limes and grapefruit. Other studies found that individuals who ate more than 5 servings of fruits and veggies per day had about a 20% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke compared with individuals who ate less than 3 servings a day and also found a strong link between eating fruits and veggies and protection against cancer. According to the USDA, diets rick in fruits and veggies also reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes, may reduce the risk of kidney stones, help decrease bone loss, and may help prevent cataracts and macular degeneration.
The increase in obesity has also made healthy eating one of the issues du jour given the extraordinary increase in obesity in recent years, the multiple health problems that result from obesity, and the huge increase in health care costs that flow from it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the cost of obesity-related health care is approaching $150 billion annually in the US and America’s Health Rankings estimates that it will climb to $344 billion by 2018. Nine states reported obesity rates in 2009 of more than 30% even though only a decade ago not a single state did so. By 2018, Colorado may be the only state with less than a 30% rate.
Everyone is getting on the eat healthy bandwagon – from Michelle Obama to McDonalds. And we are too by introducing our new “eat your veggies” line of t-shirts and tank tops. Eating enough vegetables each day will help you maintain your health and ward off disease. Along with tasting great, vegetables are low in calories and fat and high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Eating lots of vegetables as part of a low-fat, high-fiber diet reduces weight and the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and other diseases. Also, you’ll feel great and will make your mom proud.
Join the eat healthy, live long, live strong crowd and wear your “eat your veggie” tee or tank. You can check them out here.
Also check out the new tank tops in our endangered species line.