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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