Eating more than five a day has ‘no extra health benefit,’ claim researchers

Eating more portions of fruit and vegetables than the recommended “five a day” has no additional benefit on reducing a person’s risk of death, researchers have suggested.
The findings contradict recent research which found that eating “seven a day” holds the lowest risk of death. The latest study, published on thebmj.com, examined the association between fruit and vegetable intake and risk of premature death.
Consuming five portions of fruit or vegetables is linked to a lower risk of premature death, but eating more portions appears to have no further effect, the study concluded.