Happy Little Vegemites are happy for a scientific reason
Happy little Vegemites are happy for a scientific reason Victoria University researchers have found.
Conducting a study into Vegemite and other yeast-based spreads, researchers discovered those who eat these spreads are less stressed and anxious than those who do not.
The higher the vitamin B12 content in the spread, the less anxious and stressed an individual would be the study also revealed. Brands highest in vitamin B12 included Marmite and the newly fortified orange lid version of Vegemite.
Lead researcher, Professor Vasso Apostolopoulos, said no other prior study has explored the role spreads high in B12 can play when it comes to stress and anxiety.
“We know these extracts contain some of the world’s richest sources of B vitamins, which are essential in keeping our bodies energised and regulating the nervous system,” she said.
Professor Apostolopoulos said the study is important with more than two million Australians currently experiencing problems with anxiety.
She however stated that the yeast-based spreads should not be viewed as a replacement medical treatment for diagnosed mental health disorders.
The study involved surveying 520 people in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom who ranked their moods using a depression anxiety stress scale.
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