Fruits, Veggies and Mental Health

A new study from the University of Leeds has found that fruits and vegetables are not only important for physical health but for mental well being as well. The data collected from more than 40,000 people showed that the consumption of fruits and veggies correlated positively with changes in mental health.

The study also found that even having one extra portion of fruit or vegetables had the equivalent effect on mental health as 8 extra days of walking a month (for at least 10 minutes a day). The study builds upon previous work and research already conducted in Australia and New Zealand. Another reason to amp up your daily fruit and veggie intake!