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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!

Study:
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:

sweets
refined cereals
fried food
fastfood
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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3 comments

  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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