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specialty journal of knowledge management
Volume 4, 2019, Issue 3
The Role of Fruits and Vegetables in Improving Household ‎Nutrition and Wellness
Agu Virginus Oguguo
Pages: 5-9


This paper examined the roles of fruits and vegetables in improving household nutrition and ‎good health. Diets rich in plant-based foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains and ‎legumes have been found to increase longevity and reduce the susceptibility of people to ‎cancer and chronic diseases. The role of phyto-nutrients (antioxidants) in protecting human ‎cells from oxidative stress caused by unstable molecules (free radicals) were discussed. These free radicals have been associated with various cancers, Alzheimer disease, ‎cardiovascular disease and age-related functional decline. Heart disease, cancer and stroke ‎are amongst the major causes of death in Africa which can be avoided by increasing the ‎consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole grains for wellness‎‎.

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