Many nutrients, such as omega-3 fish oils and B vitamins, are known to enhance mood and reverse depression. Now, a study by a team of New Zealand researchers has shown that eating fruits and vegetables can help “keep the blues away.”
Tamlin S. Conner, PhD, and her colleagues at the University of Otago studied the eating habits of 281 students, whose average age was 20 years. The students kept an internet-based food diary each day for three weeks, while also reporting their consumption of five specific foods and their positive or negative moods.
The foods included fruit, vegetables, chocolate-coated or cream-filled cookies, chips, and cakes or buns. The negative-mood adjectives were depressed, sad, unhappy, anxious, nervous, tense, angry, hostile, and short-...
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