Raw fruit and vegetables are better for mental health than canned, cooked or otherwise processed produce, report researchers from New Zealand’s University of Otago. Their survey of more than 400 young adults from their country and the U.S., published in Frontiers in Psychology, found a correlation between eating raw produce and measures of psychological well-being, positive mood and life satisfaction.
“The cooking and processing of produce likely limits the delivery of nutrients that are essential for optimal emotional functioning,” says co-author Tamlin Conner, Ph.D. The top 10 raw foods for mental health are carrots, bananas, apples, dark leafy greens, grapefruit, lettuce, other citrus, berries, cucumbers and kiwis.
This article appears in the November 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.
Debbie Love, founder of Heads Up! Self-Defense in Solana Beach, will be speaking on the topic of women’s safety at the Rancho Santa Fe Business and Professional Women’s Association luncheon being held June 27 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, near Rancho Santa Fe.
Brad Hunsaker, founder of Vitality Wellness Center in Encinitas, is excited to help spread the news about a new product from LifeWave, Inc., a company known for changing the field of health over the past 15 years with their PhotoTherapy patches.
I’m so glad our monthly theme this month is Brain-Savers. Our brains do a lot of work for us and really could use our support. Busy, overwhelmed brains clutter up our internal environment and create havoc in our bodies