‚ÄčThe odds of avoiding depression may be stacked in favor of high consumers of fruits and vegetables.

This research work studied the correlation between fruit and vegetable intake and the odds of suffering depression by means of a meta-analysis. Researchers analyzed data from 27 published studies that examined the link between dietary ingestion of fruits and vegetables and the risk of depression.

Researchers discovered that frequent consumers of fruits and vegetables were less prone to suffer from depression compared to low- and non-consumers of these types of foods. "This finding supports the current recommendation of increasing fruit and vegetable intake to improve mental health," concluded the authors.