Another study involved senior citizens who ate a diet rich in fish, grains and vegetable compared to those who were more particular in what they ate. In this study, those that ate more veggies had the tendency to lead more active lives thus showing a link between health and diet. Other studies showed a link between whole grains and vegetables and a 40 percent drop in colon cancer. A study on women found that those who ate a diet rich in fruits and vegetable had a 25 percent lower risk of getting breast cancer.
When you eat fruits and vegetables, hundreds of phytochemicals, well balanced and working as the whole composition, are easily absorbed to provide the maximum health benefits.