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Overcome Depression (and Anxiety) by changing bad eating habits – What should you eat more?

Can you overcome depression (and anxiety) by changing bad eating habits? New research suggests that eating healthy could improve symptoms of depression!

Jacka, F. N., O’Neil, A., Opie, R., Itsiopoulos, C., Cotton, S., Mohebbi, M., … & Brazionis, L. (2017). A randomised controlled trial of dietary improvement for adults with major depression (the ‘SMILES’trial). BMC medicine, 15(1), 23.

What should you eat more often?

whole grains
(5–8 servings per day);
vegetables (6 per day)
fruit (3 per day)
legumes (3–4 per week)
low-fat and unsweetened
dairy foods (2–3 per day)
raw and unsalted nuts (1 per day)
fish (at least 2 per week)
lean red meats (3–4 per week)
chicken (2–3 per week)
eggs (up to 6 per week)
olive oil (3 tablespoons per day)

What you should avoid:

refined cereals
fried food
processed meats
sugary drinks (no more than 3per week)
Red or white wine consumption beyond 2 standard drinks per day and all other alcohol (e.g. spirits, beer)

Author: Eskil Burck (degreed psychologist)

#healthyeating #depression


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  1. Good knowledge giving videos

  2. I think its very interesting how much impact the Brain has on your Body!
    So I would Love to see more Great Videos like this!For example about these People wich think they can cure everything with their mind.(extremly dangerous )But I wonder how much of their thoughts have at least some trought in them.

    Liebe Grüße aus Österreich!

  3. Exciting research. Thank you very much 🙂

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