The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between fruit and vegetables consumption and mental well-being. Soluble fiber positively affects the gut microbiota, which has an impact on mood. However little is known about the impact of eating fruits and vegetables on mood. An anonymous online survey was administered through a variety of social media platforms. The survey included basic demographic questions and questions on dietary practices. Pearson Correlation Coefficient was used to analyze data in SPSS version 25.0. Findings suggest an increase in fruits and vegetables corresponds with an increase in better mood. Our results suggest there is an association between a healthier diet and increased mood. This strong connection can be attributed to the positive effect on the gut microbiota from ingesting soluble fiber.
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King, Faith; Ingebrigsten, Kristian; Jacobson, Roy; and Jackson, Lanygah, "Correlation Between Fruits and Vegetables and Mood" (2023). Research Days Posters 2023. 45.