Ughhhh! not again! I am not prepared for this! Why do i have to do this all over? Why can’t they just listen to me for once? All this and many others tend to build some stress in us, especially when it keeps re-occurring severally until it becomes nagging to the mind. This is what we encounter in our day to day activities. This has become the common spoken word “I am stressed out, somebooody saaave meee.” Stress has taken over the new definition of happiness and most have forgotten the feel of happiness and joy in their lives.

The other big monster that takes over us and makes us forget about our lives and happiness is the anxiety beast. It comes and at all times. Before that awaited interview, while waiting for your prom queen/king to appear or before taking a jump into the ocean for some scuba diving (well, never tried this out, but I hear how fearsome the first try is hard to get through).

No need to worry again. Here is your most awaited way to know how to deal with this. Most of us have been eaten up by this beast at one point or another. The truth is that the remedy has all been around you the whole time.

We often forget about fruits and vegetables when it comes to daily meals. We are taken over by the smells of some KFC Chicken or some of the cold-ice creams from Cold-stone, Dairyland name it all. You know, that stress or anxiety reliever that you must have around to beat around that beast “successfully.” They all seem to treat this but, all that they do is to play games around with our brains. They raise our confidence and emotions for a short-lived moment before having our minds kick-in the truth in the reality on what is happening.

You are now all wondering what then is this that has been around us and can help resolve this? Well, FRUITS and VEGETABLES it is. They have been tested and tried and found that the increase the wellness of the mind and boosts psychological well-being.

According to a study conducted, the study leader Dr. Tamlin Conner, of the department of Psychology at the University of Otago in New Zealand, they found that those given extra fruits and vegetables each day for 14 days experienced a boost in motivation and their psychological well-being.



According to research, a cup of vegetables is approximately one large red pepper and a cup of fruits is the approximately equal to half a grapefruit or a large orange.

The researchers concluded that, “Providing young adults with high-quality FV, not texting them reminders to eat more FV and giving them a voucher, resulted in improvements to their psychological well-being over a two-week period. This is the first study to show that providing high-quality FV to young adults can result in short-term improvements in vitality, flourishing, and motivation. Findings provide initial validation of a causal relationship between FV and well-being, suggesting that large-scale intervention studies are warranted.”

We can now say goodbye to the stress’s and anxiety and start taking up more fruits and vegetables. They not only increase our psychological well-being but they are also helpful in curing diseases as well.





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From building one of the multi-billion dollar and largest company names that ever existed and branding multiple company logos. This is one of the most valued fruits around and one can tell from its health benefits. It is the only fruit approved by all medical firms and companies as being the healer fruit. This even goes a long way to make others “doctors” by the use of the famous phrase’An apple a day takes the doctor away’. Many become “doctors” when they use that phrase. They went a long way to be included among the cancer healer fruits being within the berry family.  Apple holds a special place in everyone’s fruit corner and it is a must do for all of us. We just cannot refrain from picking a few from the grocery or whole food shops.


However, there is so much hidden within this highly ‘exalted’ fruit that we all wish we knew of. They are the hidden apple secrets.

1. There are over 7000 different varieties of apples around the world.

Apples are grown in different parts of the world and they total up-to 7500 varieties having China and USA leading with US producing 2500 varieties. The varieties are many that it would day one 20 years to eat each of the varieties while eating one each day.

2. Apples we buy could be months old or a year old.

This is quite shocking, but there is no need to worry. They are totally safe for consumption. Farmers use a type of technology known as Controlled Atmosphere Storage which controls the atmosphere and the temperature of the storage location of apples enabling the apples get to you in their fresh state and make us believe they are directly from being picked from the farms.

3. Apples Brighten Teeth

This is amazing. The acid in the apples aid in whitening and brightening the teeth and also, the inside crispy and crunchy part is used to scrub away stains. However, it should be noted that apples are not a substitute to any form of toothpaste.

4. An apple lasts longer in a refrigerator than in room temperatures

Unlike most fruits, an apple stored under room temperature, tends to rot faster than one that is refrigerated. It actually ripens ten times faster than one stored in a fridge.

5. Apple accelerates the ripening of other fruits

Apples contain ethylene which is emitted as ethylene gas to increase the ripening speed of other fruits. It is advisable to include one apple in any bag containing unripe fruits to hasten their ripening speed.

Apple is the to go fruit at anytime. It serves multiple purposes from health, to being a quick snack and also a decorating object for other fruits in salads. Always remember to carry an apple with you wherever you go to kick the mid-morning hunger away. For those still around here is one unique fact that I cannot let you go before you know about it. Well, here it is, the shiny color found in apples is due to the wax applied to it after harvesting which also prevents bacteria and slows down its ripening.

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