I used to feel that happiness came from big accomplishments. Recently, I have realized that happiness comes from cherishing the moments, embracing the present and loving nature’s bounty. Drinking fresh juices makes me feel happy. I wondered why, and decided to do some investigation.
I came across a study conducted by the Florida Department of Citrus that found drinking orange juice actually made participants feel positive, carefree and rejuvenated, in other words, happy.
The study used a patented research process designed to reveal unconscious emotions. Consumers shared their thoughts and feelings about orange juice and its role in their lives. Findings showed that while participants view their daily life as a “hard road,” the simple act of drinking orange juice provides a momentary “escape” to a more positive mindset. The rejuvenating feelings they get from a glass of orange juice helps give them the energy and resolve to take on the day.
Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, a positive psychology expert and author of The How of Happiness, suggests, “One key to happiness is focusing on the simple things that can improve your outlook on life. No life is without stress or adversity, but by stepping back and appreciating the simple things, you can look at the bigger picture and learn to cope with obstacles. Such adjustments are small, but can have a big impact on many areas of your life.”
Dr. Lyubomirsky posits that the positive power of orange juice may do even more for people: her research shows happiness can actually lead to a more successful and fulfilled life. In fact, studies suggest happy people are more energetic and productive, have richer networks of friends, are better leaders and have stronger immune systems. Some research even reports happy people may live longer.
Interesting, right? Plus juice is nutritious. It is a nutrient-dense “living” broth that is absorbed almost instantly, requiring little effort by your body. It is almost like receiving an intravenous infusion of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that goes right into your system without having to be broken down. Since it can be utilized by your body immediately, those who juice report feeling the “kick” of energy almost instantly.
A little pleasure here and there can go a long way in our day to day lives. Drinking a bottle of Pure Nectar fresh juice creates the “feel good” moment that perpetuates into a happier me!
Pure Nectar has a variety of delicious juices with oranges with no additives, no preservatives or added sugar.
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