A big part of living life is the way we feel on a day to day basis.
Things like exercise and diet can affect the way we feel. Too much sugar and you might feel sick. Not enough calories and you might feel faint.
Rumour has it that some foods can even make you happy, although the jury is out on that. But if there's even a small chance that tomatoes may play a part in my brain's happy chemical, then I'll eat tomatoes.
Even if there's no affect on serotonin levels from tomatoes, I'll have gotten some vitamins, some fibre, and enjoyed the taste. Maybe the taste alone increases my happiness levels!
Mental health and physical health are equally important of course. Check out this blog on workplace mental health - with an estimated 1 in 6 workers sufering from stress, mental health at work has been described by leading mental health charity MIND as the elephant in the room.
I think it's in all our interests to make sure we know as much as we can about the types of mental health issues that people can suffer from at work, as this means if you're a manager there will be informed ways to deal with situations, and if you're an employee with mental health problems such as stress, depression or anxiety, you're definitely not alone.
Food for thought ...