Everybody know that the Mediterranean diet is one of the best lifestyles you can follow if you want to live longer and have better physical health. According to a recent study, this Mediterranean diet is not good only for your belly but for your brain and mind as well. The study about the Mediterranean diet was published in Nature journal Molecular Psychiatry, and it says that this diet also helps with the reduction of the depression risks. And not just a small amount. This theory has been talked about before, but this new study has the largest meta-analysis to date.
The team which conducted this research is from University College London, and they looked over 40 earlier studies while analyzing the connection between depression risk and diet. They were mainly focused on what people ate and in order to investigate the information they used the Dietary Inflammatory Index and the DASH diet score. Four of the studies they looked at were explicitly talking about the depression risks after starting the Mediterranean diet. The team did not forget that they needed to take into consideration some other factors as well such as sex, age, smoking, income, physical activity level, overall health, and body size.
After the plan was made and also followed, they came up with the conclusion that the depression risks were reduced after beginning a Mediterranean style diet.
As most diets are either hard to follow or do not bring us the results we want, the Mediterranean diet does not only help with our weight and physical health but also with our minds. If you do not have that ambition and happiness to follow a diet you might end up falling into a depression. However, the Mediterranean style diet helps you avoid that.