Diet really does make a difference when it comes to mood. Researchers at the University of Newcastle in Australia reviewed six databases comparing depression rates to dietary intakes. A total of 21 studies were identified and findings were pooled. Results showed that diets rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, fatty fish, and whole grains were associated with a 16% lower risk for depression.
Lai J, Hiles S, Bisquera A, et al: A systematic review and meta-analysis of dietary patterns and depression in community-dwelling adults. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2014;99:181-197.