Increased Fruit & Veg intake Promotes Mental Wellbeing

RAW-web-slide-20With mental health being a more widely discussed topic these days a new study in the UK has found those with a higher intake of fruit and vegetables maintain higher mental wellbeing abilities.

If we take a step back and look at the changing eating habits of particularly first world countries we have seen a move towards mass produced, high in fat, high in sugar, processed but cheap and convenient meal deals, sold to the greater community as a solution for busy time poor individuals. When the release of medical studies suggested we should be consuming 5 portions of fruit and vegetables daily we witnessed a collective gasp of horror and comments suggesting there is no way we could eat that many fruits and vegetables per day. That these people have obviously never tried to feed vegetables to children, but the cost to our nations physical and mental health is now becoming apparent. With obesity, diabetes, a significant rise in allergy sufferers, digestive complaints and chronic disease all on the rise, we are witnessing the consequence of mass produced convenience. All of these conditions also pay a heavy toll on an individuals mental wellbeing, the wellbeing of the family and a significant increase in cost to society.

The Raw Foodist Revolution is leading the way in promoting the benefits of increasing raw food consumption and along with counsellors and psychologists now actively promoting that dietitians and nutritionalists are included as professionals their clients may benefit from referral to, we need to take greater notice of the benefits of a healthier diet.

The following health benefits are highlighted by followers of a raw food diet:

  • You will have more energy.
  • Your skin will have a much better appearance.
  • Your digestion will improve.
  • You will lose weight and maintain a healthier weight ratio.
  • Your risk of developing heart and cardiovascular diseases will significantly drop.
  • Inflammation within the body will improve.

The increase in energy also plays a significant role in the reduction of stress and the promotion of greater resilience in times of stress. Increasing your healthy diet combined with, yes, we are going to say it, exercise will contribute to long term mental wellbeing increasing happiness and self esteem. For customers of Raw Juicery’s  Queensland outlets we provide a health club loyalty card so you can combine your workout and your eating habits which won’t undermine the benefits of your exercise program.

This is a primary philosophy behind Raw Juicery. To create a grab and go alternative to the fast food outlets to stimulate choice and the promotion of a healthy raw food menu that provided the same convenience. As much as we embrace our raw foodist cliental, we wish to encourage all walks of the community to try a healthier alternative for not only your physical health, but for your mental health as well.

Should you be struggling with stress or ongoing mental health issues please consult your Doctor or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. To read the article on the UK study please click the following link:

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