Diet and Mood

The CNP Diet and Mood Research Category consolidates research exploring the interdependent relationship between dietary intake and our underlying experience of feeling, emotion, or mood. These include things like happiness, vitality, optimism, creativity, sadness, curiosity, and sense of well-being. To view each original study on the open internet, click “Original.” To view the CNP summary of the study, click “CNP Summary.” While a small portion of the studies in this research category is available below for free, the full set of studies (and their summaries) are available to CNP members through the CNP Library Membership (available Fall 2021).

2016

Evolution of well-being and happiness after increases in consumption of fruit and vegetables

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2020

KiwiC for Vitality: Results of a Randomized placebo-controlled trial testing the effects of Kiwifruit or vitamin C tablets on vitality in adults with low vitamin C levels

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2015

Switching to a 10-day Mediterranean-style diet improves mood and cardiovascular function in a controlled crossover study

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2017

Healthy food choices are happy food choices: Evidence from a real life sample using smartphone based assessments

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2019

Lettuce be happy: A longitudinal UK study on the relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption and well-being.

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2015

On carrots and curiosity: eating fruit and vegetables is associated with greater flourishing in daily life.

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2015

Mitigation of inflammation-induced mood dysregulation by long-chain Omega-3 Fatty acids.

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2017

Fruit and vegetable consumption and psychological distress: cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses based on a large Australian sample

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2018

Food for mood: Relevance of nutritional Omega-3 Fatty Acids for depression and anxiety

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2018

Longitudinal associations between psychological well-being and the consumption of fruits and vegetables

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2019

Assessing the effects of vegetable consumption on the psychological health of healthy adults: a systematic review of prospective research

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2019

Mental health status and dietary intake among California adults: a population-based survey

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2016

Trans Fatty Acid intake Is related to emotional affect in the Adventist Health Study-2

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2020

Food and mood: how do diet and nutrition affect mental wellbeing?

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2020

Associations among diet, the gastrointestinal microbiota, and negative emotional states in adults

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2017

The role of diet and nutrition on mental health and wellbeing

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2019

Linking what we eat to our mood: a review of diet, dietary antioxidants, and depression

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2014

Mood, food, and obesity

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2019

The association between diet and mood: A systematic review of current literature

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2020

Fruit and vegetable intake and mental health in adults: A systematic review

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2012

Mild dehydration affects mood in healthy young women

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2020

Food and mood: how do diet and nutrition affect mental wellbeing?

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2017

Dietary patterns and mental health after myocardial infarction

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2018

An electronic ecological momentary assessment study to examine the consumption of high-fat/high-sugar foods, fruits/vegetables, and affective states among women

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2021

The evaluation of dark chocolate-elicited emotions and their relation with physico chemical attributes of chocolate

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