Recent Study says to Push aside depression by eating Kiwifruit

By  , Agency News
Aug 28, 2013
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  • Study at the University of Otago in New Zealand shows that eating Kiwifruits daily could fight depression.
  • Young men were given kiwifruits to eat for two weeks on a daily basis and the study was conducted on them.
  • Two kiwifruits on a daily basis made them feel less depressed and even less fatigued.

kiwi fruit to fight depressionA study published in the Journal of Nutritional Science says that by eating two kiwifruits a day you can boost your mood and ward off depression.

Researchers at the University of Otago, Christchruch (UOC) in New Zealand studied a group of healthy young men over a period of six week period. They ate two kiwifruit a day or just half a kiwi fruit daily and on studying the results it were found that those who ate two of these fruits daily experienced less fatigue and depression in comparison to the other group, and also did experience more energy. The changes were attributed to vitamin C that is found to be in very high levels in kiwifruit.

Research professor Margaret Vissers said, “The two kiwifruit per day ensured that the study group's vitamin C levels were optimal, and this was needed to see an effect on mood and energy. The amount of vitamin C required for this is higher than the current recommended intake. Our study provides good evidence to support the view that there are measurable health benefits to be obtained from eating a good amount of fruit and vegetables daily.

Therefore for best benefit one must include foods with high levels of vitamin C in their daily diet. Vitamin C is good to activate a number of enzymes in the body which enhances the levels of metabolic energy and different neurochemicals in the brain.

Vitamin C could then be an easy way to throw out depression.

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