#145 Eating for Mental Health with Dr Rupy

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Today’s deep dive is all to do with Mental Health. Forgive me if the initial part of this pod is a bit too basic, but I think it’s important to get the fundamentals right, give you an understanding of the mechanisms by which food can impact mental health, the current state of studies looking at dietary patterns and mental health as well as calling out some specific nutrients.


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Sources:

We used links and digital object identifiers to make the list easier to go through.


Fruits and vegetables consumption and risk of depression - Systematic review and meta-analysis

doi:10.1017/S0007114518000697

British journal of nutrition (2018)


Fish consumption and risk of depression - Systematic review and meta-analysis

Asia-Pacific psychiatry (2018)


Good reviews:

Diet and depression: exploring the biological mechanisms of action (Marx et al. 2021)

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41380-020-00925-x

Nutritional psychiatry: the present state of the evidence (Marx et al.2017)

doi:10.1017/S0029665117002026


Good guidelines

Processed foods

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/what-are-processed-foods/

Fats - why we need some fats and the guidelines for saturated and trans fats

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/food-types/different-fats-nutrition/


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