According to a new study, researchers have shifted their attention towards dieting’s effect on mental health. The physical benefits of nutrition are already well known, and now researchers from the University of Melbourne and Deakin University have found out that nutrition is not only a component in mental health, but a key one as well.
Lead author Dr. Jerome Sarris says:
“While the determinants of mental health are complex, the emerging and compelling evidence for nutrition as a key factor in the high prevalence and incidence of mental disorders suggests that nutrition is as important to psychiatry as it is to cardiology, endocrinology and gastroenterology,”
In the last few years, fairly significant links have been found between nutritional quality and the state of one’s psyche – in the new study, 15,093 people were tested and researchers have solid proof of depression being linked to nutritional deficits.
So make sure to always maintain a healthy, balanced diet – both your body and your mind will prosper as a result.