| Make foodmate.com your Homepage | Wap | Archiver
Advanced Top
Search Promotion
Search Promotion
Post New Products
Post New Products
Business Center
Business Center
 
Current Position:Home » News » Special Foods » Health Foods » Topic

Eating more fruit, veg could make you happier

Zoom in font  Zoom out font Published: 2016-07-12  Views: 31
Core Tip: Research performed by the University of Warwick indicates that eating more fruit and vegetables can substantially increase people's later happiness levels.
 Research performed by the University of Warwick indicates that eating more fruit and vegetables can substantially increase people's later happiness levels. The study is one of the first major scientific attempts to explore psychological well-being beyond the traditional finding that fruit and vegetables can reduce risk of cancer and heart attacks, and will soon be published in the American Journal of Public Health.
 
Happiness benefits were detected for each extra daily portion of fruit and vegetables up to 8 portions per day.
 
The researchers concluded that people who changed from almost no fruit and veg to eight portions of fruit and veg a day would experience an increase in life satisfaction equivalent to moving from unemployment to employment. The well-being improvements occurred within 24 months.
 
The study followed more than 12,000 randomly selected people. These subjects kept food diaries and had their psychological well-being measured. The authors found large positive psychological benefits within two years of an improved diet.
 
Professor Andrew Oswald said: "Eating fruit and vegetables apparently boosts our happiness far more quickly than it improves human health. People's motivation to eat healthy food is weakened by the fact that physical-health benefits, such as protecting against cancer, accrue decades later. However, well-being improvements from increased consumption of fruit and vegetables are closer to immediate."
 
The work is a collaboration between the University of Warwick, England and the University of Queensland, Australia. 
 
The study has policy implications, particularly in the developed world where the typical citizen eats an unhealthy diet. The findings could be used by health professionals to persuade people to consume more fruits and vegetables.
 
 
keywords: fruit veg
 
[ News search ]  [ ]  [ Notify friends ]  [ Print ]  [ Close ]

 
 
0 in all [view all]  Related Comments

 
Hot Graphics
Hot News
Hot Topics
 
 
Powered by Global FoodMate
Message Center(0)