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Are You Depressed? Check Your Eating Habits

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:00pm

Researchers in London have found a link between eating a diet high in processed, fatty food and depression.  Their research is published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

Interesting.  Based on their findings, those who ate mostly whole foods (fresh fruits, veggies, fish, etc.) had a 26 percent lower risk of depression than those who ate mostly processed, fatty foods.

What does it mean?  It means eating whole foods is going to be better for you than eating processed junk all the time — and for more reasons than just decreasing your risk for depression. 

Look, I know depression is a complex and serious issue.  I know there’s more to getting rid of depression than just eating healthier.  But the bottom line is that there is a link and eating healthier may help. 

Studies have shown that eating plenty of healthy foods and getting regular exercise can combat a lot of stress, anxiety and depression. 

I can only speak for myself, but when I’m eating good and getting a lot of physical activity, I’m just happier and more pleasant to be around. 

Try it.  It might work for you too.

Read more about this study here.

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