Every Serving of Fruit and Vegetables Makes You Happier

Every Serving of Fruit and Vegetables Makes You Happier

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A new study found there’s an easy way to make yourself happier on a daily basis. The bad news is it involves eating more fruits and vegetables. Why can’t these studies ever involve bags upon bags of Doritos?

Researchers at the University of Warwick in England had more than 12,000 people keep food diaries while they also kept track of their mental health.

And they found that how happy you are increases with EVERY SERVING of fruit and vegetables you have each day. And it doesn’t level off until your eighth serving.

So in other words, one serving a day will make you happier than none at all, and eight servings should put you at peak happiness. But more than that is overkill as far as mental health goes.

And here’s the coolest part. We’ve known for a while that fruit and vegetables help prevent things like cancer. But your cancer risk drops slowly over the course of a decade or two.

But with mental health, you see the effects much faster. And within two years, someone who goes from eating no servings a day to eight servings would have an increase in happiness on par with getting a JOB when you’re unemployed.

(MedicalXpress.com)

McDonald’s Could Start Serving Breakfast All Day Within Three Months

McDonald’s Could Start Serving Breakfast All Day Within Three Months

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McDonald’s has been getting closer and closer to serving breakfast all day long . . . and now it looks like it’s REALLY gonna happen soon.

The “Wall Street Journal” just got a copy of a memo from McDonald’s to its franchise owners and staff, saying that all-day breakfast could be starting as soon as October. That’s only two-and-a-half months away.

There are still a few more hurdles, including a vote from some key franchise members on the 14th of next month. But since all-day breakfast is the number one request McDonald’s gets, it’s probably going to get the thumbs up.

(Mashable)

Taco Bell Is Giving Away Free Tacos For Cinco De Mayo

Taco Bell Is Giving Away Free Tacos For Cinco De Mayo

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Taco Bell is celebrating Cinco de Mayo today by giving out FREE TACOS this morning.

But they aren’t normal tacos . . . they’re special new breakfast tacos with a biscuit shell and sausage and egg inside. You know, just like they serve on the streets of Reynosa? Not!

But somehow it feels appropriate that America’s least authentic Mexican food chain is celebrating Cinco de Mayo by serving something THIS inauthentic. And hey . . . FREE.

You can get one from 7:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. There’s a limit of one per customer . . . although you probably could run from Taco Bell to Taco Bell getting one every time.

(Uproxx)

Dewitos . . . Dorito-Flavored Mountain Dew?

Dewitos . . . Dorito-Flavored Mountain Dew?

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Taco Bell had insane success when they integrated Doritos into their world, and made the Doritos Locos Tacos.

But maybe other companies misinterpreted that success, and thought it meant adding Doritos to ANYTHING would increase sales. Because this sounds NASTY.

Mountain Dew was just spotted testing out a Doritos-flavored SODA.

A student at Kent State University in Ohio posted a photo online from campus, where Mountain Dew set up a table and was serving little samples of an orange soda in cups called “Mountain Dew Dewitos.”

He says, quote, “It honestly wasn’t that disgusting. It tasted like orange [soda] with a Doritos aftertaste. It tasted like straight Doritos afterwards though.”

For now, the flavor is just being tested, so there’s no guarantee it will ever hit the market . . . I guess it depends on how many people agree with this guy and give it the glowing review of “not that disgusting.”

(Consumerist / Reddit

 

Three New Weight Loss Tricks you've probably Never Heard before

Three New Weight Loss Tricks you've probably Never Heard before

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With all the diet books out there, you’d think they’d have run out of weight loss tricks by now.  But somehow they keep churning them out.  Here are three new ones we’d never heard before.

 

  1. Serve dinner from the stove.  As opposed to putting everything in dishes, and then serving it at the table.  According to an expert at Cornell University, you’ll eat about 10% less.  And as a bonus, there won’t be as many dishes to do.
  2. When you feel like having a snack, distract yourself for 10 minutes.  On average, that’s how long it takes for a craving to pass.  So go on Facebook, or go for a walk.  It doesn’t matter as long as you get your mind off of food for 10 minutes.
  3. Clench your fists.  Several studies recently found that clenching your fists for 30 seconds can give you more will power to control impulses . . . like the impulse to eat that third piece of cake.

(Health.com)