Scientists may have evidence that our personality plays into our eating habits. People who are open and extroverted eat more fruits and vegetables than others, according to new research.
The new report, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, analyzed the eating habits of more than 1,000 young adults ages 17 to 25. Researchers gave participants a test to measure for the “Big Five” personality traits: openness to experience, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. Then they assigned some participants to keep a food diary for 21 days and others for 13 days, in hopes of encouraging more people to complete the task.
Participants who scored higher than average for openness (the preference for new experiences and variety) ate about 4.5 more servings of combined fruit and veggies per week than their less open peers. They also consumed less unhealthy food, such as potato chips or fries. (1)
A society which glorifies being… adventurous, finds out that… being adventurous is good! Wow! Din’t see that coming! 🙂
I suppose thinking alone cannot make someone eat healthy.
We are too much focused on doing.
And we have forgotten than the ultimate act is thinking.
Socrates stayed his whole life in Athens.
And yet, he traveled everywhere…