May 2013 Issue
Research Roundup: May 2013
High fruit and vegetable intake boosts happiness. Consumers reported feeling more positive, calmer and more energetic on days that they consumed a high intake of fruits and vegetables, compared with days that they had a lower intake of fruits and vegetables, according to New Zealand researchers. Based on analysis of the food diaries of 281 young adults participating in the study for 21 days, researchers concluded subjects needed to consume seven to eight total fruit and vegetable servings per day to notice a positive change.
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