Switching to a healthy diet may help pull people from the depths of depression in less than a month, a study has found. Researchers looked at 76 depressed university students whose daily meals were mostly made up of processed foods, sugar, and saturated fats. They found that giving them more fruit, vegetables, fish, and lean meat triggered significant improvements in their mood after just three weeks. Experts say foods that contain lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants nourishes the brain and lowers inflammation and ‘internal stress’ associated with depression. The research by, Macquarie University in Australia, is the latest in a wealth of studies linking a good diet with improved mental health. Switching to a healthy diet may pull young adults from the depths of depression in less than a month (stock) However, it is one of only few to directly examine the link using a randomised control, considered the most reliable type of study. Dr Heather Francis and colleagues looked at 76 university students, all of whom were aged between 17 and 35. At the start of the study, all volunteers filled out detailed questionnaires about their mood and food intake. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Eating tomatoes could… Read full this story
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