Eating fruits and vegetables was not only good for your health. Numerous studies have found that eating fruits and vegetables is also beneficial for mental health.
Recent studies conducted by researchers from the University of Otago. They examined 171 young adults aged 18-25 years. Of the hundreds of people, there are routinely given two servings of fruits and fresh vegetables such as carrots, kiwis, apples and oranges. The rest are not provided or only to be reminded to eat fruits and vegetables.
As a result, participants were given two extra servings of fruits and vegetables every day have a better mood, have a zest for life and a high motivation or less than those not eating vegetables.
Benefits were seen after two weeks of eating fruits and vegetables in adequate portions. The researchers concluded, regularly eat fruits and vegetables within two weeks only increase the chances of a person can overcome depression.
"The message from this study is that we have to provide more fruits and vegetables to their meals, not just to remind someone to eat vegetables," said study author Dr Tamlin Conner, reports the Daily Mail.
Conner recommends feeding routine of fruit and vegetables servings anywhere. Starting from their families, and those who live in dormitories, children in daycare, patients in hospitals, to employees in the workplace.
However, according to Conner does need more research on the link between fruit and fresh vegetables to help cope with depression. In this study also have not disclosed why fruits and vegetables affect a person's mood becomes happier.