If you’re feeling a bit down this month after Christmas, there is a simple way to cheer yourself up.
That’s according to scientists, who claim that depression is linked to weight issues, and the fact that people have often piled on the pounds over the festive period.
So basically, not only will going on a healthy eating kick improve your mood, if you increase the amount of Omega-3 in your diet, you’ll be happier for it.
Omega-3 is found in things like fatty acids from fish oil, so basically, ditch the steak and get the salmon instead.
Professor Ed Watkins, from University of Exeter’s mood disorders centre, said:
Clinical services report that referrals for depression shoot up in January and February.
There is growing evidence of an association between being overweight and experiencing depression, as well as between unhealthy eating and depression – but there isn’t yet much data to test if diet plays a part in causing or preventing depression.
It is hoped that this trial will revolutionize our understanding and prevention of depression – a condition that affects nearly one-fifth of adults in the UK.