Scientists have cast light on the effects our diet has on our mental health. Researchers say what we eat affects and alters our brain up until the age of 30. They say this explains why adults are more emotionally stable and than under-30s. The research was conducted by a led by Lina Begdache, a professor of health and wellness . Researchers said that while the between our diet and diabetes, heart disease and obesity is well established, there is a of research on the influence our dietary has on mental health. The researchers also suggested that mental well-being stimulated healthy eating, practices, and exercising.
The research was carried out via an internet-based survey. It was sent through social media to different professional and social group . Professor Begdache found that adults under 30 who ate fast food more than three times a week scored on levels of mental distress, anxiety and . She said that for adults over 30, the study found that eating less and more fruit reduced anxiety and depression. Begdache pointed to showing how a Mediterranean was as good for our brain as for our . She said: "It has all the components that are important for the healthy of the brain."