Monday, November 9, 2009

Depression and diet: Make healthy choices

Depression and diet: Make healthy choices
By Gabrielle J. Melin, M.D.
Oct. 27, 2009 Link to full article below

It makes sense that if the fuel we are providing for our body,
including our brains, is healthy, that our bodies will function more efficiently. We all know that diets higher in fiber, as well as low in saturated fats, contribute to better health overall.

We have talked about the link between depression and other medical illnesses many times. For instance, depression and heart disease are linked. Thyroid disease is another medical condition that can cause or contribute to depression. Your diet may be another link.

Eating a Mediterranean diet may lower the risk of depression by almost one-third, according to some research.

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