While it is well known that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is good for physical health. Also, new research says that benefits also include mental health.
As per the study conducted by Neel Ocean and Peter Howley from the University of Leeds, reveals that an increase in the consumption of fruit and vegetables are connected to the increase in self-reported mental well-being and life satisfaction in data that spans a five-year period.
The work recommends that adding one portion of fruits or vegetables to the diet every day can be equally advantageous for mental health, as much as 7 to 8 days of extra walks in the month.
Let’s say, Vitamin C and E have been shown to reduce inflammatory markers associated with depressive mood.
One part is equal to one cup of raw vegetables (fist size), half-cup of cooked vegetables or chopped fruit, or a piece of whole fruit.
This result showcases that there is a way to improve mental health, which could be something as simple as eating an extra chunk of fruit every day or eating a salad with your daily meal.