Lettuce Be Happy – A positive link between mental well being and the consumption of fruit and vegetables.

New Research by Leeds and York Universities shows the positive effect of eating fruit and vegetables on mental well being!

Between 2010 and 2017 a research project (Lettuce Be Happy) has been underway looking at the relationship of eating more fruit and vegetables and the effect on mental well being. It’s well documented of the benefits of eating more fruit and vegetables on physical health but more and more research is being done on the effects of diet on mental health. Recent studies have shown that eating even just one more portion of fruit or vegetables a day can have a positive impact on mental well being. More detailed studies need to be done to find out exactly why but preliminary research is linked to the vitamins and minerals within this food category. With many people not eating the recommended 5-a-day portions, this could be leaving them malnourished in key vitamins and minerals and therefore affecting the way the body functions both physically and mentally.

Link to study report –
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953618306907?via%3Dihub

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