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Eating Fruits And Vegetables Daily Improves a Person’s Mental Health Reveals Study

Eating many fruits and vegetable daily will improve your mental health as the latest study has revealed. The research carried in the United Kingdom indicates that taking up to five portions of fruits and vegetables in a single day, will not only improve your physical health but also will your mental health. Additionally, this practice will ward off depression.

Medical School students in the University of Warwick using information from England’s Health Survey carried the study. The data was published online by BMJ Open. The study showed that a person’s low and high attitude is solely dependent on one’s vegetable and fruit intake. From the study, it emerged that approximately 33.5 percent of the total number of those surveyed and who according to the report had high mental attitude, were those who confirmed to eat more than five portions of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. Additionally, 31.4 percent others recorded high mental attitude. This group confirmed to have three or four portions of vegetables and fruits every single day. Yet another group said that in their daily intake of fruits and vegetables, they never go beyond two. This group recorded 28.4 percent. For those who ate less than a portion of the required vegetables and fruits recorded only 6.8 percent and were said to have very low mental attitude. The study showed that if an individual maintains a high intake of fruits and vegetables in their every day’s servings, this would drastically reduce chances of having low mental attitude. “The data suggest that higher an individual’s fruit and vegetable intake, the lower the chance of their having low mental well-being,” said the paper’s lead author Dr. Saverio Stranges.

The team observed that there are other health-related behaviors associated with an individual’s mental well-being. Obesity and alcohol intake did not show much impact on an individual’s mental attitude. Dr. Stranges said, “However, these novel findings suggest that fruit and vegetable intake may play a potential role as a driver not just on physical but also of mental well-being in the general population. Our findings add to mounting evidence that fruit and vegetable intake could mean that people are likely to be able to enhance their mental well-being at the same time as preventing heart disease and cancer.”

The research that involved 14, 000 people from England between the ages of 16 and 56 used a Warwick-Edinburg Mental Wellbeing Scale.

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