Finding good and viable nutrition is becoming harder and harder with each passing day. With the kind of fast-paced life that we lead, it is not surprising at all that we have put a strain not just on our physical health but mental health as well. With so many diets available, a new study has shed some light on how the Mediterranean diet is possibly going to be one of the best to cure depression.
Prior studies with a Mediterranean style diet rich in fruits, nuts, vegetables, and even the fortified foods have been found to have beneficial impacts in helping get rid of the risks associated with cardiovascular diseases and other metabolic problems that people suffer.
With that being said, a newly conducted study has been released which clearly helps suggest that following a Mediterranean diet can also prove beneficial in preventing the risks of depression in the later stages in life.
If you are wondering what the Mediterranean diet focuses on, it emphasizes on the importance of vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grains, fruits and as little or no presence of red meat in the diet. Additionally, the majority of the people who do follow this specific diet have been found to use olive oil more in their cooking. What this does is help ensure that it enriches the body with more monosaturated fatty acids.
Prior conducted studies have found that Mediterranean diets help in having amazing impacts on the reduction of risks associated with cardiovascular diseases, issues with bones and osteoporosis and even promote anticancer mechanisms. It is also believed to help support one’s brain health.
But, the recent study which has been presented in the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in San Francisco does promote the claims about the efficacy of these diets in helping prevent the risks associated with depression.