Fruit and Vegetables Connected to Better Children’s Mental Well-being

Recent research, published in the journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, finds that children eating enough fruit and vegetables have higher chances to have better mental well-being compared to those who eat less.Fruit and Vegetables Linked to Better Children’s Mental Well-being

The current study was a cross-sectional study aimed to examine the link between children’s consumption of fruits and vegetables, their meal choices, and their mental well-being. For this, a team of scientists collected data from more than 50 schools in the United Kingdom.

The researchers found that consumption of higher amounts of fruit and vegetables was associated with better mental health scores in children attending secondary school. Moreover, the results showed that kids who only had an energy drink instead of breakfast showed lower mental well-being scores than those who didn’t have breakfast at all.

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