Eating a lots of vegetables and fruits can make you happier

Consumption of vegetables and fruits is usually synonymous with a healthy diet and weight loss. Well, now studies reveal another unexpected benefit.

A study conducted by researchers from Warwick University found that the consumption of five servings of fruits and vegetables every day is not just a healthy body physically, but also mentally.

"A lot of eating vegetables and fruits can also improve the mood, make the mood so exciting, the level of excitement is also increased for each extra portion, and generally will be clearly visible after 8 days," said Professor Andrew Oswald of Warwick, as quoted from Mirror on Monday 

According to Oswald, the habit of eating fruits and vegetables is a suggestion to make someone motivated to live healthier and more diligent exercise. In addition, physically they also get other benefits such as protected from some types of minor ailments.

The study followed more than 12,000 Australians who were randomly selected. They were asked to record their diet, as well as routinely psychologically examined.

The results showed a large positive psychological benefit in those who included fruits and vegetables in the daily diet.

"We hope the results of this study are effective in convincing people to have a healthy diet, including eating fruits and vegetables," said another researcher from Queensland, Dr Redzo Mujcic.

The study has been published in the American Journal of Public Health.