Eating fruits and vegetables every day reduces stress!
Five fruits and vegetables a day, you know the motto is the minimum you need to eat for a balanced diet.
Nowadays, it is much easier to eat already cooked food, sandwiches, pizza, burgers, etc…
The fact that a serious study shows that eating fruits and vegetables every day reduces stress will perhaps motivate you to eat some or to eat even more of them.
Because five fruits and vegetables per day is a minimum but if you want to eat more, it’s even better!
It’s an Australian scientific study published in the British Medical Journal Open.
This study demonstrates stress reduction by eating fruits and vegetables.
They conducted this study on more than 60,000 people over the age of 45.
The researchers observed their fruit and vegetable consumption over different years to measure the difference and the effects on stress.
It emerges that eating 3 or 4 vegetables a day reduces stress by 12% compared to those who do not eat any or just 1.
Adding fruits to vegetables improves results on stress.
On the other hand, eating fruits only has no positive effects on stress.
Fruits and vegetables have positive effects on stress due to the vitamins and minerals they contain.
Magnesium will act on the nervous system.
The study’s author, Binh Nguyen, also indicates that women benefit more from the positive effects of fruits and vegetables on stress than men.
Thus, women can reduce their stress by 18% by eating 3 or 4 vegetables per day compared to those who do not eat any or just one.
This figure can increase to 23% if a woman eats 7 to 8 fruits and vegetables a day.
In conclusion, it is necessary to eat fruits and vegetables every day, if only to have a balanced diet.
It is a lifestyle to follow, force yourself to buy fruits and vegetables that you like and eat some every day.
Leave aside the bad eating habits even if sometimes you can sprain the diet and indulge yourself with a bit of deli meats, a pizza, a hamburger.
You just cannot eat junk food all the time and not eating any fruits and vegetables.
Poor eating habits increase the risk of cancer, avoid modified food.
And if eating fruits and vegetables reduces stress, one more reason to eat some then!