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Say ‘amen’ to better eating

There may be something more to religion than feeding the soul, say researchers at Saint Louis University School of Public Health, who discovered a link between church involvement and healthier eating. Investigators found that people who frequently attended church ate 26 percent more powerhouse fruits and vegetables—nutrient-rich citrus fruits, broccoli, cauliflower, dark and leafy greens, carrots and cantaloupe—than those who didn’t attend church regularly. The researchers surmise church involvement is yet another form of social support that helps people eat better.