Study: Fruits, veggies help increase happiness

Participants became more satisfied in two years

Fruit (iStock / IlzaIlza)

(LAKANA) – Eating more fruits and vegetables can increase happiness levels, according to a new study conducted by the University of Warwick and University of Queensland.

Researchers found that people who went from zero to a few fruit and vegetable servings a day to eight portions "would experience an increase in life satisfaction equivalent to moving from unemployment to employment" within two years of the diet change, PsyPost reported.

The study followed more than 12,000 Australians who kept food diaries, while also tracking changes in happiness, life satisfaction, income and other personal changes.

Researchers said this could persuade more people to eat fruits and vegetables.