Thomas Hoey Jr. Highlights New Study from Sweden That Reveals Longevity Benefits Attached to Produce Consumption

July 17, 2013

A recent study helps provide additional evidence as to why it is important for individuals to maintain a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables—they may prevent early death. Fruit industry professional Thomas Hoey Jr. discusses this important find.

Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2013

As the owner of Long Island Banana Corp., Thomas Hoey Jr. is committed to encouraging individuals to consumer more produce—not just to boost business, but to help promote health as well. While the health benefits attached to bananas—as well as other fruits and vegetables—have long been recognized by many nutritional and medical experts, a recent study from Sweden provides new evidence that offers new insight on how produce can impact human life. According to Hoey, this new discovery should encourage more citizens to eat the appropriate amount of fruits and vegetable each day.

A recent article from Reuters discusses the study and reveals, "People who said they never ate fruit and vegetables died an average of three years sooner than those who ate plenty of apples, carrots and tomatoes, researchers found." The study—conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm—collected data from more than 71,000 Swedes aged 45 to 83 for a period of 13 years. Specifically, Reuters reports, "Participants were surveyed about their diets in 1997 and 1998 and reported how often they ate fruit – including oranges, apples, bananas and berries – and vegetables, such as carrots, beets, lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes and pea soup."

Reuters notes that the study remains significant as previous studies have been inconclusive on whether meeting that guideline helps improve health and by how much. In terms of what specific amounts the research suggests people should eat, the study notes that five pieces of fruit may prove ideal to maintain health and longevity. Thomas Hoey Jr. adds, "This study is incredibly important as there are many diverse vitamins and nutrients that fruits and vegetable can provide in a typical diet. Many people forget this and may end up only eating a few pieces of produce here and there or simply forgetting to vary the types of fruits and vegetables they consume."

While the study suggests that a five-a-day rule should be followed to prevent earlier death, Thomas Hoey Jr. notes that even the smallest increase in fruits consumed per day could help improve overall long-term health. For example, according to Reuters, the study found, "Participants who ate at least one serving of fruit daily lived 19 months longer than those who never ate fruit, on average. And those who ate at least three servings of vegetables per day lived 32 months longer than people who reported not eating vegetables."

What may prove even more shocking to some consumers is that even when the researchers accounted for poor health habits—such as smoking and exercise—the results did not change. "It is my hope that people will take note of this emerging research and realize that eating produce is an important part of a daily diet," Thomas Hoey Jr. concludes.


Thomas Hoey Jr. is a proven business professional whose history extends from a long line of successful fruit merchants. Hoey is currently the owner of Long Island Banana Corp., which specializes in importing bananas—as well as a full of line of other produce items—from Central and South America to the New York metropolitan area. This company is known for ripening its produce directly at the Long Island Banana Corp. facility, thus guaranteeing that each piece of fruit is delicious and perfect, ready for the consumer to enjoy.

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