Fruits and Veggies Make Us Happier

The happiness we've all known and attest to on our high fruit diet has now been proven with science.


New research, involving 12,385 randomly sampled Australian adults, shows that people can experience an increase in life satisfaction to the same degree as moving from unemployment to employment, simply by going from eating almost no fruit and vegetables at all to up to 8 portions per day.

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  • Good deal!  :D

    Conclusions. People’s motivation to eat healthy food is weakened by the fact that physical health benefits accrue decades later, but well-being improvements from increased consumption of fruit and vegetables are closer to immediate.

    Policy implications. Citizens could be shown evidence that “happiness” gains from healthy eating can occur quickly and many years before enhanced physical health.

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