A recent study from the universities of Oxford and Bristol and the Chinese University of Hong Kong reveals that while vegetables are good for one’s health, eating many does not reduce the chance of a heart attack or stroke. The researchers found that people who ate the most vegetables had a 15 percent lower risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases than those who ate the least, but they believe that other factors could explain this. The overall diet, amount of exercise, work, money, and lifestyle of an individual may have a larger influence. However, eating a well-balanced diet can help reduce the risk of several diseases, including cancer. The National Health Service (NHS) and other health experts recommend eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Raw vegetables are high in fiber and nutrients, which help people’s stomachs stay healthy, avoid digestive issues, and lower their risk of colon cancer.