Fitness Tip of the Week: Eat Fruits and Veggies to Improve Your Mental Health

New research shows that fruits and vegetables may improve mental health


Eating fruit and veggies every single day can have some great health benefits; they contain many important vitamins and nutrients like fiber and antioxidants. 

What's more, recent research indicates that eating fruit daily may be correlated with a greater sense of mental well-being!

The research published in BMJ found that 33.5 percent of those who ate 5 or more portions of fruit and veggies daily had a high level of mental well-being compared to only 6.8 percent of participants that ate less than one portion a day! 

While numerous portions of fruit and veggies might cause an increase in mental well-being, the boost could also be related to the fact that those who try to eat a healthier diet feel healthier, maybe look healthier and try to live a more active lifestyle; all of which can equate to a  greater sense of mental well-being! 

Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.

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