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Gajolene

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Diet of fruits, veggies could help ward off depression: study | CTV News


Eating a diet of fruit, vegetables, legumes and nuts that's low in processed meats could ward off depression, according to a large new study that suggests what we eat is more closely related to our state of mind than previously thought.
"We wanted to understand what role nutrition plays in mental health, as we believe certain dietary patterns could protect our minds," says lead researcher Almudena Sanchez-Villegas, of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. "These diets are all associated with physical health benefits and now we find that they could have a positive effect on our mental health."

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I do think that there is a lot of value in trying to eat lots of the above foods but I would have to throw a few carbohydrates in with it all. I know exercise raises endorphins and the feel good factor and I suppose a combination of both would really help.

The Mediterranean diet has been studied and people who follow this are healthier in every way and live longer. In fact its similar to the one you mentioned Gajolene.
 
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thank you Gajolene. I would say that a person in a depression isn't likely to look after themselves. As for prevention, I will go along with this, but I eat a very good diet full of veg and fruit and still get depressions. I suppose it won't help everyone, but worth a look.
 
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thank you Gajolene. I would say that a person in a depression isn't likely to look after themselves. As for prevention, I will go along with this, but I eat a very good diet full of veg and fruit and still get depressions. I suppose it won't help everyone, but worth a look.
Yes true, when in depression I do go anorexic to a point. Has caused me many health concerns in the past. I look at it as a way to battle my depression now, but I still have my days where selfcare with nutrition is really hard and I must force myself to eat. In keeping good nutrition as a focus however too can also be a distraction away from negative obsessive thoughts as well, for me at least anyway. How many of us with depression/anxiety/PTSD say all the time here. "I don't know why I am the way I am this way", "I shouldn't be this way" " I can't find a reason for it" If good nutrition and affordable supplements is a key role in this helping with recovery I sure want to know about it as much as I can.
 
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