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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Ways to Break the Cycle of Comfort Eating- #10 Mood Foods

New Mood-Management Strategy: Try Mood-Boosting Foods

Okay, sometimes food and mood should go together. It turns out it’s not just doughnuts that make us feel good. There is growing evidence that the Mediterranean diet, with its emphasis on fruits, vegetables and olive oil, is associated with less depression over time. A Spanish study of more than 10,000 people found that those who consumed a Mediterranean diet had a 30 percent lower risk of developing depression, even when the researchers controlled for other health habits and personality traits. Similarly, the consumption of more omega-3 fatty acids, found in foods like salmon, tuna, herring, walnuts and canola oil, is associated with less depressed mood. Though the research is preliminary, the general health benefits of these diets make them worth considering. 

I found this on iVillage: Ways to Break the Cycle