Seasonal Depression gets more common as the weather changes from the warm fall months to the cold winter months. It affects about half a million Americans and up to 20% are suffering with milder forms of fall and winter blues. But there’s are natural way to defeat this feeling without having to take antidepressants.
In a study with more that 14,000 adult participants, researchers found that consuming five or more servings of produce daily was consistent with higher levels mental wellbeing. Eating more fruit and veggies were associated with big mental perks like helping with levels of optimism, happiness, self-esteem, and resilience!
Boosting your mental wellbeing is not only the key in beating this seasonal depression, but it can also be beneficial for your physical health as well!
The study did not find that one type of produce had a greater association with more happiness or level of optimism. The study suggests that you should increase your intake of all produce by getting a minimum of five servings of fruits and vegetables.
Adapted from an article on Fox News