Don’t worry—be happy! Easy enough to say, but researchers in the UK have some evidence to show that simply eating at least seven portions of fruit and vegetables per day can help improve mental health and well-being.
Happiness and mental health are highest among people who eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day, according to a new report.
Economists and public health researchers from the University of Warwick studied the eating habits of 80,000 people in Britain. They found mental wellbeing appeared to rise with the number of daily portions of fruit and vegetables people consumed. Wellbeing peaked at seven portions a day.
The research was carried out in conjunction with Dartmouth College in the USA and is due to be published in the journal Social Indicators Research.