New study shows fruit and veg consumption can improve mental health

4 March 2019

A new study, from the University of Leeds has found a positive association between the quantity of fruit and vegetables consumed and people's self reported well being.

The findings indicate that eating just one extra portion of fruit or veg a day could have an equivalent effect on mental well-being as around 8 extra days of walking a month (for at least 10 minutes at a time).

Find out more here.

 

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