These Stress Reducing Fruits and Vegetables Will Keep Your Stress At Bay

If you consume five-to-seven servings of fruits and vegetables throughout the day, it lowers the risk of psychological stress. It was published in a study. We bring you tested stress reducing fruits and vegetables.

 

Stress Reducing Fruits and Vegetables

Eat Fruits And Vegies, Image-Pixabay

 

Does your role and responsibilities stress you out? Then just eat more fruits and vegetables.

A study says people, who eat five-to-seven servings of fruits and vegetables throughout the day are at a lower the risk of psychological stress.

The results published in the British Medical Journal Open. There were two groups- one who ate 5-7 daily servings of fruits and vegetables and other with 0-4 servings. Women who ate 5-7 servings of fruit and vegetables daily had a 23% lower risk of stress.

“This study shows that moderate daily fruit and vegetable consumption is associated with lower rates of psychological stress,” said Dr Melody Ding from the University of Sydney in Australia.

 

Stress Reducing Fruits and Vegetables

Psychological distress was measured using the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale, a 10-item questionnaire measuring general anxiety and depression, Image-Pixabay

 

10 Best stress reducing fruits and vegetables

  1. Green Leafy Vegetables
  2. Avocados
  3. Berries
  4. Cashews
  5. Chocolate
  6. Garlic
  7. Green Tea
  8. Oatmeal
  9. Oranges
  10. Walnuts
“It also reveals that moderate daily vegetable intake alone is linked to a lower incidence of psychological stress. Moderate fruit intake alone appears to confer no significant benefit on people’s psychological stress,” Ding added.
The team analysed over 60,000 Australians aged 45 years and above. They measured their fruit and vegetable consumption, lifestyle factors and psychological distress at two-time points, 2006-08 and 2010.
Psychological distress was measured using the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale, a 10-item questionnaire measuring general anxiety and depression.
The findings suggested that people who ate three-to-four daily servings of vegetables had a 12% lower risk of stress. Women who ate three-to-four daily servings of vegetables had an 18% lower risk of stress.

These new findings are similar to many other studies that showed that fruits and vegetables, together and separately, are linked with a lower risk of depression and higher levels of well-being assessed by several measures of mental health.

”We found that fruit and vegetables were more protective for women than men, suggesting that women may benefit more from fruits and vegetables,” explained first study author Binh Nguyen.