MORE FRUIT, LESS DEPRESSION
Eating two or more servings of fruit a day can help women fight depression.
Women who eat less than two servings of fruit a day face a higher risk of developing depression, according to research conducted by the University of Queensland.
Professor and Gita Mishra said that the results of a study that lasted six years on more than 6000 Australian women revealed a clear link between the consumption of fruit and the development of depressive symptoms. "We found that women who eat at least two servings of fruit a day are less likely to suffer from depression than women who eat less portions, even after taking into account other factors such as smoking, alcohol, body mass index, physical activity , marital status and education, "said Professor Mishra.
Professor Mishra added that researchers have instead found a link between vegetable intake and depression. "Further research is needed on the effects of different fruits and vegetables, but these first data relating to the linkage fruit / depressionesi can be explained by the fact that the fruit has higher levels of anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants, such as resveratrol, which is not found in plants. "
Women experience depression at twice the rate than men, and the rate of depression is growing rapidly. By 2030 it is expected to become one of the first three diseases in the world.