THE MOOD- BOOSTING MEDITERRANEAN DIET
An extensive amount of research shows that this diet, rich in healthy fats, fish, and vegetables, is directly associated with a reduced risk of many ailments, including heart disease, dementia, and depression. A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Gerontology discovered that “greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet and daily tea drinking seem to have a beneficial effect on depressive symptoms in older adults.” To give it a try:
Eat primarily plant- based foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts.
Drizzle olive oil over each dish.
Eat fish and poultry at least twice a week.
Limit red meat to no more than a few times a month.
Use more herbs and spices to flavor foods instead of salt.