Eat More Fruits and Vegetables for a Better Mood

Posted on by Paula Gallagher

Researchers in New Zealand found that people who ate at least seven servings of fruits and vegetables per day felt calmer and more relaxed than those who didn’t.

The study, published in the British Journal of Health Psychology, found a day-to-day relationship between those who reported a higher fruit and vegetable consumption and positive mood. According to lead author, Dr. Tamlin Connor, "On days when people ate more fruits and vegetables, they reported feeling calmer, happier and more energetic than they normally did."

To achieve seven fruits and vegetables per day, try filling up half your plate with fruits and vegetables at each meal. Besides having a positive effect on your mental outlook, you will also be giving your body fiber for good digestion, antioxidants to help fight cancer causing free radicals, and heart healthy vitamins and minerals. If you find you are still struggling with this, try adding a greens drink or a berry drink like Berry Fusion to your daily routine.