Eating Fruits and Vegetables Make You Happier [study]
Drown your sorrows in a bowl of cherries.
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Apparently it keeps bad moods at bay too.
Economists from Dartmouth University and England are saying that the more fruits and veggies you eat, the happier you become. No, vodka cranberry and Bloody Mary cocktails do not count.
Researchers examined the diets of people who say they are stressed out from work and dissatisfied with life in general.
Eating seven to eight portions of vegetables was more strongly associated with happiness and overall well-being than employment status. On the whole, the paper concluded that well-being peaks at seven daily servings of fruits and vegetables, but the surveys also showed that people who ate just five servings a day (the amount that the USDA recommends) were as happy--or very nearly so--as people who ate higher amounts.
Unhappy? May be time to put down the cigarette and pick up some celery.