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Children who eat more fruits and vegetables have better mental health – new study

Primary and secondary school students who ate five servings of fruit or veg daily had better mental wellbeing. Monkey Business Images/ Shutterstock Ailsa Welch, University of East Anglia and Richard PG Hayhoe, Anglia Ruskin University Around 10%-20% of adolescents globally suffer from a mental health condition, such as anxiety or depression, according to the World Health Organization. It’s also been …

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Pure fruit juice: healthy, or not?

Yes, fruit juice contains natural sugar, but it has other benefits over sugar-sweetened drinks. Carlos Horta/Shutterstock

Yes, fruit juice contains natural sugar, but it has other benefits over sugar-sweetened drinks. Carlos Horta/Shutterstock David Benton, Swansea University and Hayley Young, Swansea University Fruit juice was once viewed as part of a healthy diet, but today it is often seen as supplying little more than a high dose of sugar. Increasingly, fruit juices are seen as junk foods, …

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