Friday, November 9, 2012
Don’t Worry, Be Happy (And Eat Your Veggies)
I just read an article posted on the MedicalNewToday.com website which says that “Happiness and mental health are highest among people who eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day, according to a new report.”
Seven (7) a day? Yeow! I try for five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but don’t make it most days.
The website goes on to tell us that “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.” Here’s the link:
Of course, another alternative that I like (although less studied) is to watch the Bobby McFerrin “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” youtube.com video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHFDa9efCQU&feature=fvst