According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression could be one of the top health concerns in the world by 2030. With mental health conditions becoming increasingly prevalent it’s important to recognise the role our diet has on our overall wellness. 

Study proves diet is imperative  

In a recent mental health focused FleshPlaza article, the British Journal of Nutrition published the following conclusion based on a study produced at the College of Health and Life Sciences, Aston University: 

People who consumed a diet rich in fruits and vegetables reported a more positive psychological state and were less likely to have symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety compared to those who do not eat these nutrient-rich foods as regularly. 

The study predominantly focused on the link between diet and psychological health in 428 adults.  

Participants were questioned about the amount of fruit, vegetables, and sweet and savory snacks they ate, and about their psychological health including other factors such as age, exercise and health. 

Upping your fruit and veg intake  

Fruit and veg provide a wide range of health-boosting antioxidants, including flavonoids which help your body ward off everyday toxins.Also rich in Vitamin C, which provides key protection to our organs, including the brain.  

An easy way to up your fruit and veg intake is to ensure your meals are nutrient rich. Try setting some time aside to prepare your meals, write a shopping list so you know exactly what you’ll need.  

A good rule of thumb is to taste the rainbow, think red grapes, bright orange and yellow citrus fruits or green kiwi! 

However, if time isn’t on your side our Babybel® Light Cheese, Apple & Grape Snack Packs are designed as a healthy food-to-go alternative, stocked at UK supermarket retailers such as Tesco and Spar. 

You can also pick up our tasty trays, pots and packs of prepared fruit in most major UK retailers from our UK prep facility.  

Lead Researcher of the study, Nicola-Jayne Tuck concludes that: 

“Snacking on fruits may maximize the absorption of nutrients … thus having a more potent influence on psychological health,”  

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