Do Fruits and Veggies Make You Happy?

happy-face-vegetables-628x363Is there a relationship between the consumption of produce and happiness levels?

According to researchers from University of Warwick’s Medical School, the answer may be yes.

In a study of nearly 14,000 individuals, researchers discovered that more than a third of subjects with high mental well-being consumed five or more daily servings of fruits and vegetables. By comparison, only 7% of individuals who ate one or fewer daily servings of produce reported high happiness levels. As such, the researchers concluded that vegetable consumption was a health-related behavior that was consistently associated with mental well-being in both men and women.

Of course, more research is needed. The study doesn’t clarify if fruits and vegetables make people happier. Or, conversely, if happy people tend to eat more fruits and vegetables. In other words, causation isn’t clear.

With the average American getting just three servings of fruits and vegetables per day, this study can be another potential reason to prioritize your produce!

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Comments

  1. I go to gym as much as I can and try to eat healthy food. I feel really good with this diet and a way of life.