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The happy person’s meal plan

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Veggie videos might convince your kids that good-for-you foods have superpowers that they want, but who’s going to persuade the grown-ups to enjoy well-washed fruits and veggies every day?

Only 14 per cent of you eat even two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables a day. Poor nutrition not only puts you at risk for everything from flu to cancer and heart disease to diabetes, it affects your emotional well-being, too.

A study of 80,000 people found that the more servings of fruits and veggies you eat, the better you’ll feel about your life and yourself.

The best dose? The happiest people ate a total of seven a day. Nutrients in these foods boost mood-enhancing brain chemicals and crowd out inflammation-producing sweets and saturated and trans fats that bring you down.


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