Depression and Eating Habit

depressionIs there any connection between your eating habit with depression? Well, depression and eating may be related. Having a poor diet can make you more susceptible to depression. Katherine Zeratsky from mayoclinic said that Britain’s researchers has studied the correlation between depression and diet in over 3,000 middle-aged office workers over the course of 5 years. They found that people who ate a junk food — high in processed meat, chocolates, sweet desserts, fried food, refined cereals and high-fat dairy products — were more likely to report symptoms of depression.

Meanwhile people who ate a healthy diet (rich in fruits, vegetables and fish) were less likely to report being depressed. The other research also found that healthy diets can protect against disease. People who follow the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables and fish, and limits meat and dairy products, have lower rates of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

So, besides getting healthy, reduce junk food may help you keep away from depression symptoms. But, more research needs to be done to find relation eating habit and depression.

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