Binghamton University study explores “good-mood foods”

Researchers at Binghamton University’s Decker School of Nursing and the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering collaborated to conduct a first-of-its-kind study that has received global attention for its exploration of how food can affect our mood. The most important findings from the study include a demonstrated increase in mental well-being when less fast food and caffeine is consumed, and when more red and white meat, fruits, and vegetables are consumed. The researchers conducted an online survey to examine food intake, dietary practices and exercise in relation to mental distress and then applied machine-learning techniques and system-dynamics modeling.

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