Start your day in a positive way!
Updated: Jul 3, 2018
Did you know that the way we eat can influence our psychological health? It's not only proven that the reduction of meat, fish and poultry improves mood but also that plants influence the mood positively.
A study released in the Nutritional Neuroscience suggests that eating fruit and vegetables 'may present a non-invasive, natural, and inexpensive therapeutic means to support a healthy brain' (1). Other studies also suggest that dietary intake of fruit and vegetables may have a positive influence on psychological well-being (2/3/4/5/6/7).
There is a strong relationship between daily positive mood and fruit and vegetable consumption and you have the choice to do the best for your body and mind! (8)
Sonja from SOS Free
1. Natural mood foods: the actions of polyphenols against psychiactric and cognitive disorders https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22334236
2. The potentail role fo fruit and vegetables in aspects of psychological well-being: a review of the literature and future direction https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24020691
3. Health-related determinants of happiness in Korean adults https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25033934
4. Happiness and health behaviours in Chilean college students: A cross-sectional survey https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2458-11-443
5.Association between optimism and serum antioxidants in the midlife in the United States study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23257932
6. Is psychological well-being linked to the consumption of fruit and vegetables http://www.nber.org/papers/w18469
7. On carrots and curiosity: eating fruit and vegetables is associated with greater flourishing in daily life https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25080035
8. Let them eat fruit! The effect of fruit and vegetable consomption on psychological well-being in young adults: A radomized controlled trial http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0171206