What Happy Women Put in Their Grocery Cart
Bring this shopping list with you to pick up some of the ingredients for a more-content life.
Dark-green leafy vegetables like spinach, asparagus and Brussels sprouts are all off the charts in folate
, which you probably knew, but this B vitamin may also help reduce symptoms of depression
, which may be pleasantly surprising news. Researchers in New Zealand found that when people ate more fruits and vegetables, they reported feeling calmer, happier and more energetic
than usual (and the study authors, publishing in British Journal of Health Psychology
, were able to determine that eating produce came before the happy moods, not the other way around). They recommend aiming for seven to eight combined servings of fruits and vegetables every day.