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How to Conquer Depression Through Diet
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Dr. Drew Ramsey, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, notes that approximately 10 years of strong data suggests that eating poorly can increase your risk of depression by 70-80%. On the contrary, eating a Mediterranean or Japanese diet can lessen your risk of depression by as much as 50%.
These staggering statistics have led to the first clinical trial showing that a Mediterranean diet paired with some red meat can help treat clinical depression. This research proves that diet absolutely deserves to be in the conversation when talking about mental health treatments.
Seafood, poultry, nuts, seeds, whole grain, fruits, and vegetables are some of the main components you’ll find in a Mediterranean diet. You’ll also want to get plenty of exercise as well.
If you’re looking for a natural way to decrease your risk of depression and improve your mental health, you may want to do your own research into the benefits of the Mediterranean diet to see if it’s right for you. Consider talking to a Nutritional Psychiatrist as well if you would prefer to have some professional guidance from an expert.