Recent research suggests that people who consume a diet emphasizing fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are less likely to experience depression and anxiety, according to wellness website Eat Drink Better. A study of more than 3,000 middle-aged office workers in Britain found that those on a “Mediterranean-style” diet high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, cereals, and legumes and low in meat and dairy products reported a lower incidence of depression. An additional study by Australia’s University of Melbourne found that women who abide by a healthy diet rich in fresh produce, whole grains, and healthful proteins were 30 percent less likely to have major depression and anxiety disorders relative to others who consumed a “Western” diet.
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