Food Effects Mood!
Depression and anxiety are linked to what we eat according to new data.
Foods to include:
- vegetables (esp. non-starchy)
- whole grains
- omega-3 (fish, olive oil, flax oil)
- lean protein sources
Foods to drop:
- white flour and sugar
- processed foods, fried food
- alcohol (except moderate red wine)
Amazingly, people who followed the above diet were four times more likely to no longer be defined as depressed than the other group that received social support sessions! This was published in BMC Medicine. Imagine if they combined some exercise in with that! Previous studies have shown that exercise (4x's/week) also had a huge impact on mood.
Yours in Health,
Posted In: Dr. Darrell's Blog