Marmite and vegemite may improve anxiety and stress

In early 2018, Australian researchers published a study in the Journal of Functional Foods, showing a connection between anxiety and stress levels and the consumption of yeast-based spreads (such as marmite, vegemite, promite, and aussiemite).

The researchers recruited over 500 participants, who they then asked questions regarding dietary and lifestyle habits, mood symptoms, and yeast-based spread consumption.

What the researchers found was that those who reported consuming yeast-based spreads also reported lower anxiety and stress symptoms. As well, those symptoms were even lower if the yeast-based spreads were fortified with vitamin B12. Yeast-based spreads are one of the richest sources of B vitamins, and research has consistently shown that B vitamins may play a role in mental health.

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This is one more study in a growing body of research showing a connection between what we eat and our mental health. Here at Truehope, we’ve been promoting nutrition as mental health treatment for over 20 years.