A new study from the University of Otago in New Zealand shows that there is a correlation between eating large amounts of fruits and vegetables and improving the sense of well-being.
The researchers selected 405 college students as participants and asked them to keep a record of the food they ate within 13 days. These college students record the number of fruits, vegetables, desserts and French fries they eat every day. In addition, they filled out a questionnaire measuring their creativity, curiosity and mental health. The results of the analysis showed that people who ate more fruits and vegetables during these 13 days had higher levels of creativity, curiosity and positive emotions.
The researchers analyzed that fruits and vegetables contain a large amount of vitamin C, which plays an important role in the formation of dopamine; and dopamine, a neurotransmitter, helps to raise mood. In addition, antioxidants contained in fruits and vegetables can reduce inflammation in the body and prevent depression.