Eating Fruits and Vegetables May Cut the Risk of Stress in Women

Eating up to seven servings of fruits and vegetables a day can lower the risk of physiological stress in middle-aged women according to a new research from the University of Sydney, Australia.veggies reduce stress

Having analyzed 60,404 men and women aged 45 and older, the researchers come to the conclusion that moderate and vegetable intake lowered the stress risk in women by 23%, compared to the women who didn’t consume vegetables or fruits (or eat just one serving) per day.

The authors of the study write: “Fruit and vegetable consumption may help reduce the prevalence of psychological distress among middle-aged and older adults. However, the association between fruit and vegetable consumption and the incidence of psychological distress requires further investigation and possibly, a longer follow-up time.”