Sunday, April 22, 2018 by Jessica Dolores
The sun is out. The birds are singing. The flowers are blooming. So you can’t explain why you’re feeling low. Something just isn’t right.
It could be the food you’re eating. May Simpkin, a leading nutritionist in the United Kingdom, says people who consume a lot of processed foods and sugar are more prone to depression. which affects an estimated 350 million people around the world. Simpkin herself has seen this for herself in the course of her work. She has seen how diet deficiencies lead to mood swings and mental imbalance.
The brain works 24/7, she says. So this key organ in controlling moods need the proper nutrients to function well.
Simpkin’s statement is supported by a report from the Mental Health Foundation which said that mental health problems go hand-in-hand with an unhealthy diet. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that consuming lots of fruit, vegetables, fish, and whole grains reduced the risk of depression.
This only means one thing. We can help prevent depression by making some dietary changes that will lift our mood and keep us from running to the nearest psychologist’s office.
Simpkin suggests the following dietary musts.
Depression should not let you down. With a healthy diet and the will to be happy, you can kick this source of stress out of your body… for good.
Read more about nutritional health strategies at Health.news.
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