According to a recent study conducted on eating a healthy diet. Including fruits and vegetables in daily foods proven to reduce symptoms of depression. According to a trial published in the journal PLOS ONE. The symptoms of depression rate decreased among the young adults after they followed a strict Mediterranean diet style pattern. In the study of healthy eating, the participants ate for about six more servings of fruits and vegetables per week. The group of people who included more vegetables and fruit intake showed the reduce symptoms or improvement in symptoms of depression. Participants witnessed their depression score fall from the moderate range to the normal range. Also, observed\lower levels of anxiety and stress.
The participants are also suggested to increase their update of whole grains per day. These include protein from poultry, tofu, lean meats, eggs, beans, and others. The group of people is also instructed to add three tablespoons of seeds and nuts per day. As well as nearly two tablespoons of olive oil and spices per day. Which including turmeric cinnamon, and others. The factors associations between depression and diet are dependent on each other. These factors include income level, education body weight, as well as some other behaviors towards health.
The Mediterranean diet is rich in olive oil, vegetables, legumes, fruits, and whole grains. It includes fish and lean meat as a source of protein. Also, red wine is consumed frequently in limited amounts. Taking Mediterranean diet helps in weight loss, control of blood glucose, or sugar levels reduce or lower the risk of depression and others. This diet does not include sweetened beverages, sugars, processed meat or vegetables, refined grains, and other highly processed foods. The studies conducted haven’t proved the relationship of diet with improvement in the mood of humans. But, it demonstrates that nutrition or food is necessary for mood and mental health in human beings.