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Mental diet boost

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A HEALTHY diet has been linked to better mental health and wellbeing, highlighti­ng the need for more strategies to warn families off junk food, Australian researcher­s say.

Research led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute found diets high in inflammato­ry foods were associated with poorer mental wellbeing in children aged 11-12 years old, with similar effects observed in their parents.

Highly processed foods, including those high in sugar or salt, cause inflammati­on and negatively affect physical health.

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