Good nutrition has long been viewed as a cornerstone of physical health, but research is increasingly showing diet’s effect on mental health, as well. A special section in Clinical Psychological Science highlights the different approaches that psychology researchers are taking to understand the many ways in which nutrition and mental health intersect.
An experiment at Cornell found that after an 18-hour fast, participants were more likely to choose starchy foods, rather than fruits and vegetables.
Results from a 24-year longitudinal study published in PLOS Medicine suggest that the effect on weight change varies by what type of fruit or vegetable people eat.
In August 2016, a new venture capital firm called “Powerplant Ventures” joined the ranks of people investing in health foods companies.
Preliminary data suggest that eating berries and peaches reduces the risk of estrogen receptor negative breast cancer in post-menopausal women.
Everything you eat and drink matters – focus on variety, amount, and nutrition
Millions of Americans live in areas without a grocery store and with no means to get to one. So-called “food deserts” are a significant impediment to healthy eating.