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Healthy food makes people happy: Research


11 February 2019  

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Research has shown that consuming fruits and vegetables lead to a higher level of happiness than sugar or unhealthy food.

Doctors have suggested intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and unprocessed proteins in the everyday diet. According to a recent research conducted in Australia, besides physical health, healthy eating will impact our mental health.

Likewise, unprocessed diets, which are higher in plant foods, protein and fats are associated with better mental health outcomes. These diets are considered rich in fiber, it said.

An unhealthy diet is high in trans fats, sugar, processed and refined foods. Therefore, consumption of such foods will increase the risk for depression, especially in children and teens, according to studies. This also deprives the brain of the nutrients it needs.

Likewise, unprocessed diets, which are higher in plant foods, protein and fats are associated with better mental health outcomes. These diets are considered rich in fiber, it said.

A study conducted by epidemiologist Felice Jacka of Deakin University in Australia, consisted of 67 subjects with depression. Many of them were receiving psychotherapy while some of them were taking antidepressants and some with both. Half of them were given nutritional counseling while the other half were given one-on-one social support or counseling.

Researchers suggests a diet made up of vegetables, fruits, cheese and yogurt, nuts, whole grains, seafood, and lean red meat. They have suggested elimination of fried and processed foods.

In a span of 12 weeks, the group that changed their diet felt happier than the group that received additional companionship, the report said.

Depression has several origins such as genetic or triggered by a specific event or circumstance. Lifestyle choices if also one of the reasons for depression. It is a disease of the brain.

Likewise, a study made by the University of Konstanz in Germany found out that consuming vegetables led to a higher level of happiness than intake of sugar or unhealthy food. In the study, eating vegetables contributed the largest share to eating happiness. According to the study, sweets provided induced only eating happiness.

Researchers suggests a diet made up of vegetables, fruits, cheese and yogurt, nuts, whole grains, seafood, and lean red meat. They have suggested elimination of fried and processed foods.

Publish Date : 11 February 2019 12:36 PM

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