According to the latest survey1N.-J. Tuck, C. V. Farrow, J. M. Thomas. (2022, May 26). Frequency of fruit consumption and savoury snacking predict psychological health; selective mediation via cognitive failures. Cambridge University Press. DOI:10.1017/S0007114522001660 by Aston University's College of Health and Life Sciences, people who frequently eat fruit are less likely to report symptoms of depression and less likely to feel apathy.
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The study involved 428 middle-aged people from throughout the UK. Each participant consumed fruits 4–6 times a week. The research concluded that frequent fruits eating helped people with:
Conversely, researchers concluded that chronic consumption of nutrient-poor (processed) foods, such as sweet and savory snacks (crisps, cookies, cakes, etc.), is associated with increased risk of depression, anxiety, stress, and lower psychological wellbeing.
If you want to improve your wellbeing, try adding nutrient-rich foods to your diet, such as apples, bananas, mango, blueberries, lychee, avocado, grape, nectarine, passion fruit, etc. Some exotic fruits can also invest in weight loss. A more potent influence on psychological health is raw fruit than cooked or canned.
The study also includes vegetables as an especially good food for cognitive function. Try to add to your meal plan: tomatoes, cabbage, kale, dark leafy greens, spinach, broccoli, and collards.
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