A study published in the BMJ Open suggests eating five portions of fruits and vegetables per day lowers the risk of death from any cause, and is linked to better mental well-being. Researchers say “The higher the veg and fruit intake, the lower the chance of low well-being”, as they found that the level of mental well-being were typically associated with the participants’ fruit and vegetable intake.
Enhances well-being while preventing diseases
Eating fruits and vegetables will help you enhance your mental well-being abreast preventing diseases like cancer and heart disease. Research team adds that optimism, resilience, happiness and maintaining good relations form a part of high mental well-being – feeling good and functioning well. You can be mentally well with the absence of illness.
It is very important to maintain mental well-being. “Fruit and vegetable intake may play a potential role as a driver, not just of physical, but also of mental well-being in the general population,” says Dr. Stranges.