Studies show that consuming seven servings of fruits and vegetables can actually provide happiness.
A study conducted by both Dartmouth University and University of Warwick has found out that people who consumed seven servings of both fruits and vegetables a day have the highest levels of happiness and mental health.
This study involved the eating habits of up to 80,000 English people. Results found that the mental well-being of these individuals rose with the number of daily servings of fruits and vegetables, with seven servings being the optimal.
A serving is defined as 80 grams by the Social Indicators Research.
Sarah Stewart-Brown, co-author of this study said that, “The statistical power of fruits and vegetables was a surprise. Diet has traditionally been ignored by well-being researchers.” She added that more research is needed to find out about the reasons behind the findings.
Despite the fact that most governments recommend five servings of fruits and vegetables a day – to protect against heart disease and cancer, you’re allowed to consume more servings! Afterall, you can never have enough of fruits!
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