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Wednesday, October 23

Healthy diet may reduce risk of severe depression - Graphic

How was a healthy diet defined?
A healthy diet characterized by vegetables, fruits, berries, whole-grains, poultry, fish and low-fat cheese was associated with a lower prevalence of depressive symptoms and a lower risk of depression during the follow-up period.
Increased intake of folate was also associated with a decreased risk of depression. Vegetables, fruits, berries, whole-grains, meat and liver are the most important dietary sources of folate. In addition, increased coffee consumption was non-linearly associated with a decreased risk of depression." - sciencedaily.com

What is folate?
Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that is found naturally in some foods, added to others. The synthetic form, folic acid can be taken as a dietary supplement. 

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