Can vegetables make you more attractive?

You don’t win friends with salad – or can you?

About 1 in 2 Australians aged 18 years and over meet the guidelines for recommended daily serves of fruit (2 or more serves), while 7.0% meet the guidelines for serves of vegetables (5-6 serves). Only one in twenty meet both guidelines1

A study has shown eating more fruit and vegetable increases people’s attractiveness. Eating the recommended 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables increases the consumption of a compound called carotenoids. This affects the yellowness of the skin. Using digitally enhanced photos, most people rated the yellow glow from eating lots of brightly coloured fruits and vegetables as more attractive than the brown glow achieved through a sun tan2.

The other superpowers of fruit and vegetables include:

  • Vitamins and minerals for healthy body function.
  • Fibre for bowel regularity and keeping you fuller for longer.
  • Decreasing risk of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Motivated but not too sure how to start? Come and have a chat to our friendly dietitians at SportTec Clinic and we can give you some helpful hints and tips which are individually tailored for you.

References:

  1. http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/4364.0.55.001~2014-15~Main%20Features~Daily%20intake%20of%20fruit%20and%20vegetables~28
  2. https://dietitianconnection.com/product/are-your-clients-struggling-to-eat-5-a-day-we-can-help/