Fruits and Vegetables Improve Energy and Mood
Researchers from the University of Otago in New Zealand instructed 281 young people to keep food diaries and fill out questionnaires about their emotions daily for three weeks. The participants specifically tracked how many fruits, vegetables, and snack foods such as cookies, potato chips, cake, and muffins they ate. The results showed that positive mood and energy levels were highly correlated with fruit and vegetable consumption. In other words, fruits and vegetables make us feel good. In fact, no other foods boosted mood or energy as effectively.