The brain is especially sensitive and demanding when it comes to nutrition, so I wasn’t surprised to see a new report linking fruits and veggies to enhanced mental well-being. For this evaluation, researchers had 781 young adults keep a daily log of the various foods they ate along with noting how they felt using nine positive or nine negative adjectives. At the end of the 21 day study, researchers noted a strong day-to-day association between happiness, peace of mind, and overall vitality in accordance with eating fruits and vegetables. The more produce individuals ate, the better their mood – even into the following day. No other food-mood relationships were noted in this study.
To see my best advice for boosting your brain power and your mood with food click here. (British Journal of Health Psychology Jan 24, 2013)