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Simple Changes to Your Diet Can Help With Mental-Health Issues

(The Root) The link between the mind, the gut and your immune system has been long established. This is due to the presence of serotonin—the chemical found in the brain, decreased levels of which can lead to depression—in the gut helping to move your digested food through the alimentary canal.
Although eating foods with fewer inflammatory properties, unlike those found in the standard American diet, may not cure mental disorders, eating a diet rich in lean meats, fish, and fruits and vegetables may be protective against the worsening of certain disorders. The Mediterranean diet—one full of beans, fish, poultry, olive oil and whole grains and low in fried foods, processed meats, sweets and saturated fats—may not only help stave off Alzheimer’s dementia but also may help to improve your mood and help with depression.
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