English comedian and actor Rufus Hound says his mental health has improved after adopting a plant-based diet.
The celeb cut animal products out of his diet to prepare for his appearance on Dancing on Ice. He also quit vaping and drinking alcohol.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, Rufus Hound said: “I pretty much sh*t myself at the beginning of all this. So, I quit vaping, quit drinking, became vegan, and do two hours of ice-skating every day.
“I am told that I am different [fitter], but the change with me has been so gradual I don’t notice it. I couldn’t tell you how much weight I have lost, but mentally I am much ‘sunnier’ now that I was at the start of this process.”
Mental health and diet
Last year, research from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging found adults who consume low levels of fruit and vegetables have a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
Researchers also discovered that higher body fat could play a role in increasing the risk. Other factors associated with anxiety disorders among mid-age and older Canadians include gender, marital status, income, immigrant status, and several health issues.
You can read the full study here