You have a lower chance of developing cardiovascular diseases due to 'hardening of the arteries' (atheroma). For example, heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, or a stroke.
You have a lower chance of developing some cancers, such as bowel and lung cancer.
You have a lower chance of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Fruit and vegetables also:
Contain lots of fibre which helps to keep your bowels healthy. Problems such as constipation and diverticular disease are less likely to develop.
Contain plenty of vitamins and minerals, which are needed to keep you healthy.
Are naturally low in fat.
Are filling but are low in calories, so they are ideal to keep your weight under control.