A new study found that a green view from home can moderate unhealthy cravings. Researchers from the University of Plymouth in the UK conducted a survey of 149 participants aged 21 to 65 years old. The participants were asked about their experiences or any contacts in nature as well as the regularity and extremity of their unhealthful cravings. In addition to the survey, the group also studied the green spaces seen in each participant’s district, a view of greenery from their houses, and how often they go to public gardens or parks. It was revealed that those participants who always go to the botanical gardens, either public or private, relayed more seldom and reduced hunger. The same benefit goes with people whose sights from residence included more than 25% green areas.

A supervised trial in 2018 showed that taking time to see the beauty of nature helped relieve stress hormones and improve the state of mind. This year, another study concluded that being exposed to nature all through young adulthood could boost better mental health. Savoring nature outdoors gives plenty of good health benefits, but the new research found that having a green view outside your window could improve your health. Leanne Martin, the lead author said, “It has been known for some time that being outdoors in nature is linked to a person’s well-being. But, for there to be a similar association with cravings from simply being able to see green spaces adds a new dimension to previous research.” The study was featured in the journal, Health & Place.