Gap Fill - Food & Mental Health - Level 5


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Scientists have researched the our diet has on our mental . They say what we eat affects and changes our up until the age of 30. This explains why older adults are more stable than under-30s. The research team was led by a of health and wellness studies. She said that people knew of the between our diet and diabetes, heart disease and , but we don't know so much about the our diet has on mental health. The researchers suggested that well-being led to healthy eating, healthy practices, and .

The research was carried out via an Internet survey. It was sent to professional and social networks. The study found that under 30 who ate fast food more than three times a had higher levels of distress, and depression. For adults over 30, the study found that eating carbohydrates and more fruit reduced these . The researchers pointed to showing how a Mediterranean diet was as good for our brain as for our body. They said: "It has all the that are important for the healthy of the brain."

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