The most recent scientific study has concluded that a bad diet can cause depression. Interestingly it shows how very connected your gut is to your brain.
Just published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, the findings have come from an analysis by researchers from Britain, Spain and Australia who examined 41 previous studies on the links between diet and depression. Dr Camille Lassale, from the department of epidemiology and public health at University College London and one of the scientists behind this research, has concluded that "a pro - inflammatory diet can induce systematic inflammation, and this can directly increase the risk of depression." She also added: "A bad diet heightens the risk of depression" which can in extreme cases lead to suicide -- and which would not be a nice way to end up.
This study has shown that the impact of a poor diet is like that of smoking, pollution, obesity and lack of exercise. It seriously affects your mood. It has left many scientists contacting hospitals and GP's urging them to make a change to the food they recommend or serve patients. They all advocate a Mediterranean diet, which can significantly lower the risk of depression because it consists of nuts, herbs, plants and fish. That combination is one of the healthiest and most balanced diets in the world out of thousands.
Of course many depressive patients have taken up this diet and in some cases it is even curing them. Many people think this is absurd, but little do they know that it can cure depression on a global scale which of course would be extraordinary to people everywhere on the planet.This is a tremendous advancement because depression is a real sickness which is most often found in a city eco-system - where most people live. This makes people living in dense places even more prone to feeling low. They eat junk and then their mental health suffers. Many are so low they hide from everyone and end up killing themselves. On the other hand eating a balanced diet can make you have more energy and can definitely make you happy.
Dr Camille Lassale and her scientist colleagues have shown the world how connected what you eat is to how you feel. And that can be really helpful to all of us humans living in many different countries and continents.