It seems that incorporating lots of salad and fresh dishes into our diets doesn't just benefit physical but mental health too.
Researchers have examined the link between fruit and vegetable intake and stress levels of more than 8600 Australians aged between 25-91.
Accordingly, they've discovered that participants who ate at least 470g of fruit and vegetables daily had 10% lower stress levels than those who consumed less than 230 grams. Long term and unmanaged stress can lead to a range of health problems, including heart disease, depression, diabetes and anxiety.
*Additional information compiled by Tauhira Dean, Health24