A healthy diet is very important for us to live a healthy and happy life. A good diet is not essential only for the physical health but it is also posses positive impact on our mental health. According to a study, weight loss, nutrient-boosting and fat reduction diets can reduce the symptoms of depression.
The study published in Psychosomatic Medicine provides convincing evidence that dietary improvement significantly reduces symptoms of depression, even in people without diagnosed depressive disorders.
Joseph Firth, lead researcher said, “The overall evidence for the effects of diet on mood and mental well-being had up to now yet to be assessed. But our recent meta-analysis has done just that; showing that adopting a healthier diet can boost peoples' mood. However, it has no clear effects on anxiety.”
According to the study, all types of dietary improvement appeared to have equal effects on mental health, with weight loss, fat reduction or nutrient-improving diets all having similar benefits for depressive symptoms. Firth further said that, This is actually good news. The similar effects from any type of dietary improvement suggests that highly-specific or specialised diets are unnecessary for the average individual.