Five types of food to increase your psychological well-being

Megan Lee, Joanna Bradbury

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Abstract

We all know eating “healthy” food is good for our physical health and can decrease our risk of developing diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease. What is not as well known is that eating healthy food is also good for our mental health and can decrease our risk of depression and anxiety.

Mental health disorders are increasing at an alarming rate and therapies and medications cost $US2.5 trillion dollars a year globally.

There is now evidence dietary changes can decrease the development of mental health issues and alleviate this growing burden. Australia’s clinical guidelines recommend addressing diet when treating depression.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2018
Externally publishedYes

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