Want some useful (and unusually upbeat) news to kickstart the weekend? You got it! After studying the eating habits of 80,000 people in Great Britain, researchers from the University of Warwick have found that mental health—not just physical health—is closely linked to your intake of fruit and vegetables. In fact, their study states that mental wellbeing rises with each daily portion of carrots and kale, and peaches and plums, you consume. The magic number for an optimal outlook is a hearty seven servings.
So if you want to have a truly good weekend, pour some blueberries on your cereal, help yourself to an extra serving of spinach, and bite into as many apples and pears as you like. Your body—and your brain—will thank you.
And to keep all your produce fresh and firm, be sure to check out our guide to storing fruits and vegetables. After all, nothing spoils a good mood quite like a rotten apple.