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(WebMD)   Eating fruits and vegetables boosts mental well-being and happiness, despite a cheeseburger, fries and a coke being called a "Happy Meal"   (webmd.com) divider line 24
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2012-10-13 10:36:10 AM  
Serve your child vegetables and see how happy they are.
 
2012-10-13 10:48:52 AM  
And the tiny candies are, for some reason, called "Fun Size"
 
2012-10-13 10:51:03 AM  
Duh?
 
2012-10-13 10:58:04 AM  
Well yeah, Brain, if they called them "Sad Meals" no one would buy them.
 
2012-10-13 11:14:21 AM  
The more fruits and vegetables they ate, the happier they were. Those who ate seven servings daily were happiest.

Happier than those who ate eight servings?
 
2012-10-13 11:19:00 AM  
As if I needed justification to spend $4 on Campari tomatoes instead of a hunk of meat.
 
2012-10-13 11:35:07 AM  
I prefer my veggies to be raw. The crunchiness is like chewing on the bones of prey species.
 
2012-10-13 12:18:31 PM  
The researchers found a link, not cause and effect, Stewart-Brown says.

And it's possible that the link goes in the opposite direction -- happy people may just eat more fruits and vegetables, she says.



I'm sure no one is going to overlook this part. Correlation does not imply causation? The devil, you say!

Kind of reminds me of when the government noticed that homeowners had more money than renters. Conclusion? Turn everyone into a homeowner, then everyone will have more money! Awesome!
 
2012-10-13 12:19:04 PM  
Eating vegetables does not make me happy. I am a supertaster and have to find ways to trick myself into not detecting their horrible flavor when I put them in my mouth. Any Farkers here with good veggie camouflage techniques, I'm all ears. And overactive taste buds.
 
2012-10-13 12:46:34 PM  
The hardest part about eating veggies is getting them out of the wheel chair.
 
2012-10-13 12:52:08 PM  

GilRuiz1: The researchers found a link, not cause and effect, Stewart-Brown says.

And it's possible that the link goes in the opposite direction -- happy people may just eat more fruits and vegetables, she says.


I'm sure no one is going to overlook this part. Correlation does not imply causation? The devil, you say!

Kind of reminds me of when the government noticed that homeowners had more money than renters. Conclusion? Turn everyone into a homeowner, then everyone will have more money! Awesome!


Not to mention there's nothing here about exactly what it is that causes that. Fibre?
 
2012-10-13 12:56:10 PM  

carmody: Eating vegetables does not make me happy. I am a supertaster and have to find ways to trick myself into not detecting their horrible flavor when I put them in my mouth. Any Farkers here with good veggie camouflage techniques, I'm all ears. And overactive taste buds.


When I was a kid, I'd always mix the veggies in with my mashed taters. Don't know how well that'd work with overactive taste buds. Maybe try a flavorful gravy on top?
 
2012-10-13 01:14:17 PM  
Eating vegetables does not make me happy. I am a supertaster and have to find ways to trick myself into not detecting their horrible flavor when I put them in my mouth. Any Farkers here with good veggie camouflage techniques, I'm all ears. And overactive taste buds.

THIS

"You can eat the broccoli - I put cheese on it!"
That just contaminates the cheese

I just cut them up real small, doused them with salt and swallowed them like a pill.

There is a reason that fruits and veggies are not considered comfort food. Find out why people turn to chocolate and a way to get fruits and veggies to do that and you will be rich.
 
2012-10-13 01:16:07 PM  
I've changed my diet in the last 6 weeks to include (and be mostly) fresh fruits and vegetables. The taste has grown on me to the point where I crave them now, and fast food gives me a headache and leaves me feeling vaguely nauseated. Am I going to preach to other people what they should eat? Hell no, I don't give a crap what you stuff down your own food hole. I'm just saying that I feel better and have more energy, and I'm not retaining as much water.
 
2012-10-13 01:58:27 PM  

reveal101: I've changed my diet in the last 6 weeks to include (and be mostly) fresh fruits and vegetables. The taste has grown on me to the point where I crave them now, and fast food gives me a headache and leaves me feeling vaguely nauseated. Am I going to preach to other people what they should eat? Hell no, I don't give a crap what you stuff down your own food hole. I'm just saying that I feel better and have more energy, and I'm not retaining as much water.


This is exactly what I have done in about the same time period. Its basically chicken and steamed veggies, especially broccoli, kale and spinach. Just sprinkle a little Parmesan over the top and it is delicious (pretty darn good plain too, though). I have tons more energy and don't feel as lazy as I used to. And actually cooking up the food has been a fun experience too. I am not going to preach either, but would recommend anyone at least try it for a month and see how it goes.
 
2012-10-13 02:46:23 PM  

carmody: Eating vegetables does not make me happy. I am a supertaster and have to find ways to trick myself into not detecting their horrible flavor when I put them in my mouth. Any Farkers here with good veggie camouflage techniques, I'm all ears. And overactive taste buds.


Do you have a problem wih fruit, or is it just greens?
 
2012-10-13 02:58:37 PM  
I thought they were called Happy Meals because they had toys in them.
 
2012-10-13 04:34:18 PM  

reveal101: I've changed my diet in the last 6 weeks to include (and be mostly) fresh fruits and vegetables. The taste has grown on me to the point where I crave them now, and fast food gives me a headache and leaves me feeling vaguely nauseated. Am I going to preach to other people what they should eat? Hell no, I don't give a crap what you stuff down your own food hole. I'm just saying that I feel better and have more energy, and I'm not retaining as much water.


I might try that myself. I eat way too much refined sugar and fat and feel tired all the time, Even after a good night's sleep.
 
2012-10-13 05:38:07 PM  
I've noticed the same thing. I don't know if fruits and vegetables make me happy, but I do know that junk food makes me feel like garbage.

It's amazing how tough it is to get people to make the connection between eating right and feeling good.
 
2012-10-13 06:01:25 PM  

way south: Serve your child vegetables and see how happy they are.


Aw, come on. I adored veggies as an anklebiter. Even Brussels sprouts. Then again, it probably helped that my parents understood that vegetables aren't meant to be cooked all to mush.
 
2012-10-13 08:49:36 PM  
Was the Obvious tag at McDonalds?
 
2012-10-14 02:43:25 AM  
Gee, I don't know. My wife says that eating something else boosts happiness...

TMI?
 
2012-10-14 09:19:52 AM  
if that's a "happy" meal.
then McRib must surely be the pinnacle of good nutrition
 
2012-10-14 09:52:49 AM  

way south: Serve your child vegetables and see how happy they are.


You have it backwards friend. The way to happiness is to feed your children to vegetables.
 
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