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

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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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