The recent health study conducted reveals how dietary habits can affect the mental health of an individual. Ultimately what you eat not only affect you physically but mentally as well. Keto diets, diets including whole grains, vegetables, fruits, salad is considered to be a healthy diet. These foodstuffs lower down the risk of depression and suicide.
One should really think hundred times before consuming ultra-processed food such as macaroni, ice cream, chips that can make you mentally instable. Determining mental health of a person is a crucial task. The study published in the Medical Journal Lancet says diet is equally imperative to psychology as it is for endocrinology, cardiology, and gastroenterology.
DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet is the most effective one to reduce the risk of depression and psychological problems. The depression rate reduced by 11 percent in adults to consume DASH diet on the regular basis.
The relationship between diet and mental health:
Adjustment disorder commonly called as occasional depression is most common among people who have heavy work pressure, sleep problems, disinterest and experiences a difficult breakup. What we eat affect us physically but it also has a contrary effect on our mood and physiological chemistry.
If obese people start following a strict diet where they quit a number of meals they are indirectly disturbing their brain health, says Dr. Sherry Pagoto, a psychologist from the University of Connecticut. Improper diet can even come down to inflammation of the brain.
People with high depression had 46 percent increased the risk of high blood pressure when tested the C-reactive protein in their blood. This is known to be inflammatory in nature. Mediterranean Diet is another healthy diet that includes foods such as fish, vegetables, olive oil that has anti-inflammatory properties.
While inflammatory foods such as margarine, white bread, fried foods, processed meat and red meat should be completely avoided to decrease the risk of psychological problems.