Eat to Feel Happy or Eat to Feel Sad – It’s Your Choice

Most of us know that eating healthy helps prevent developing a variety of diseases, including cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. What you may not know is that what you eat may significantly affect your mood. Moreover, what is recommended that you eat in order to prevent mental distress may change as you age?

Researchers from Binghamton University, State University of New York suggest that the foods you eat have an effect on your mental wellbeing. And due to the different stages of brain maturation in young adults (18-29) versus mature adults (30 years and older), it may be extremely important to change what you eat as you age in order to avoid chronic mental distress.

“Brain maturation may not complete until the age of 30 which may explain the differential emotional control, mindset, and resilience among young adults and mature adults. As a result, dietary factors may influence mental health differently in these two populations,” according to a report.

Researchers conducted an anonymous, internet-based survey asking people around the world to complete the Food-Mood Questionnaire (FMQ), “which includes questions on food groups that have been associated with neurochemistry and neurobiology,” according to the study.

Data collected revealed that