One thing most experts agree on is the role of nutrition in supporting health, including brain health. A variety of whole food, including healthy fat, protein, and carbohydrate can potentially even improve your mood (along with your immunity and energy).
This small research study on depression showed that a healthy diet had a significant positive effect. Even though the link between food and inflammation is complicated, it appears that an overall healthy diet can improve mood.
The link between poor diet and mood disorders has been long known, but what has been less clear is the direction of causality. When we’re depressed, we tend to reach for lower-quality comfort foods, but can more comfort foods contribute to depression? And if we’re depressed, can improving our diets improve our symptoms?