How Dietary Intervention Lifts Depression

Research has linked sweetened beverages – both sugar- and artificially-sweetened – with an increased risk of depression, the highest risk being associated with diet fruit drinks and diet soda.

Another study found adolescents who had elevated levels of sodium and low levels of potassium in their urine – two factors indicative of a diet high in junk food and processed food – had more frequent symptoms of depression.

A 2019 study found dietary intervention can effectively treat depression in young adults. Those who ate a Mediterranean-style diet reported a significant reduction in depression symptoms after 21 days. Read more…

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