The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Leeds and the University of York, monitored the dietary habits of more than 40,000 citizens in the U.K. from 2009 to 2017.
The results of the study revealed a positive connection between the consumption of plant-based foods and mental well-being. Participants who ate large quantities of fruit and vegetables reported greater satisfaction with life.
The second point to take from the study is that frequency matters: increasing the frequency of vegetable consumption from never to four to six days a week can give a person the same increase in life satisfaction as being married.
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While this study highlights the benefits of diet on mental health, there is also an established link between, chronic pain, especially back pain and neck pain, and mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. More about this in my next blog, but if you do suffer with depression and or anxiety and also spinal pain, give us a call at Point Clare Chiropractic. If we can relieve your pain it might help you deal with your other issues.