Three Servings of Fruits and Vegetables may Brighten Your Outlook Towards Life

by Kathy Jones on  January 18, 2013 at 8:11 PM Diet & Nutrition News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Font : A-A+

Eating just three servings of fruits and vegetables every day could go a long way in brightening your outlook towards life, a new study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine reveals.
 Three Servings of Fruits and Vegetables may Brighten Your Outlook Towards Life
Three Servings of Fruits and Vegetables may Brighten Your Outlook Towards Life

Researchers led by Julia Boehm, from Harvard School of Public Health, people who have an optimistic outlook of live tended to have higher levels of plant compounds known as carotenoids in their blood. Carotenoids are usually found in orange fruit and green and leafy vegetables. The study was conducted among more than 1,000 Americans between 25 and 74 years of age.

"Individuals with greater optimism tended to have greater levels of carotenoids such as beta-carotene. This is the first study of its kind to report a relationship between optimism and healthier levels of carotenoid concentrations", Boehm said.



Source: Medindia

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Mediterranean Diet Why Do We Eat - Nutrition Facts Diet Lifestyle and Heart Disease The Acid-Alkaline balance, Diet and Health Acid Base Dietary Balance and its Influence on Our Health and Wellbeing Nails - Health and Disease Fruits to Help Lower Blood Pressure Health benefits of bananas Fiber Up Your Meals Sugar: Time to Look beyond Its Sweetness 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive