According to the US “Dr. Network Medicine Doctor” report, “Social Index Research” magazine published a new study in the UK found that eating more fruits and vegetables can improve life satisfaction, mental health and happiness.
Professor Sarah Stewart Brown, professor of public health at the University of Warwick, UK, and his team conducted an in-depth analysis of the data from the previous three surveys. A total of 80,000 male and female participants received fruit and vegetable intake and exercise habits. Questionnaires on employment status and whether smoking, life satisfaction, mental health status, mental illness, happiness, nervousness and depression. The study found that people who ate 7 servings of fruits and vegetables per day (about 85 grams per serving, the weight of a medium-sized banana) had the best mental health. If you take 0 to 78 fruits and vegetables a day, then the sense of happiness will rise in steps. After the researchers took into consideration the factors such as exercise habits, the results were still valid.
Professor Brown said that the new study only shows that there is a correlation between eating more fruits and vegetables and feelings of happiness. However, the mechanism of eating more fruits and vegetables for mental health is still unclear. Another possibility is that happy people will eat more fruits and vegetables.