• Health Coach Jessica

Good Food for Good Mood

Updated: Jun 14, 2019

You are what you eat. Literally. If you are just putting junk in your body, little surprise if you are not at your optimal best.


Recent research looking at multiple studies suggest that there is an undeniable link between what one eats and our risk of depression. One analysis concluded: “A dietary pattern characterized by a high intake of fruit, vegetables, whole grain, fish, olive oil, low-fat dairy and antioxidants and low intakes of animal foods was apparently associated with a decreased risk of depression. A dietary pattern characterized by a high consumption of red and/or processed meat, refined grains, sweets, high-fat dairy products, butter, potatoes and high-fat gravy, and low intakes of fruits and vegetables is associated with an increased risk of depression.” Another recent groundbreaking study posted to BMC Medicine demonstrated that a group of people with moderate to severe depression improved their mood and signs of depression by eating a more healthful diet. The study was the first to prove that diet alone could reduce depression symptoms. The dieters followed a specific program for 12 weeks that included one-on-one counselling with a dietitian. The treatment diet encouraged eating whole foods while discouraging things such as refined foods, sweets, and fried food. Results? Dieters showed greatly reduced symptoms when compared to other groups. In addition, more than 32 percent of participants experienced remission, so were no longer considered depressed. 'Certainly good news for people suffering from depression. The fact that simply changing your diet could possibly reverse the condition, gives great hope to those fighting the condition, with absolutely no downside. No negative side effects to eating more healthfully, that’s for sure! If you want to know more about what are the foods you need to take more of to keep depression at bay, write to me at coach@health-coach-international.com, or if you are living in Singapore, come and talk to me!

You are what you eat. Literally. If you are just putting junk in your body, little surprise if you are not at your optimal best.


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