Diet and health are closely related, and now a study has shown that consuming more fruits and vegetables than fast food, processed foods, and junk food can reduce the risk of depression. .
According to international media reports, experts from Easton University in Birmingham have researched 430 people in this regard, 53% of whom were women. The average age of the participants was 40 years. This study found that eating fast food and chicken meals increases the risk of mental stress and anxiety.
The summary of the research is that eating some amount of fruit five times a day improves mental health and in particular reduces depression. Sadness, anxiety and depression have become a dreaded disorder of our fast-paced life, in which millions of people seem to be trapped.
Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants, flavonols, fiber and other important micronutrients that have a profound positive effect on brain function.
Nicola Jain Tuck, a PhD student involved in the research, says that fruits and vegetables offer a simple and convenient solution to depression compared to expensive drugs and people need to try them. Although the study included people between the ages of 16 and 80, the average age was 40 and they were asked a number of questions about their dietary habits.
The questionnaire asked about dietary habits and depression, anxiety etc. People whose diet included fruits and vegetables had significantly fewer depressive symptoms. Although this is a small study, their statistical significance cannot be ignored. However, more research is needed on this.