We have discussed before that diet has some implications on our mental wellbeing. In a study conducted last year in the UK, researchers tested this idea further by seeing whether snacking on fruit as opposed to savory non-nutritional food items like chips, would have any correlations with mental health. They found that those that snacked on fruit had higher levels of mental wellbeing and lower levels of depression. In contrast, those that snacked more on the savory non-nutritional food items reported higher frequencies of mental lapses which was associated with symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as generally lower mental wellbeing scores. Although diet and mental health research is not as prevalent, these findings do imply some sort of connection. With this being said, try to snack on healthier items like fruit instead of chips or sweets to see if your mood and mental wellbeing is improved by it!

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