Australian researchers have found that even a brief period of healthy eating could lead to long-term improvements to your mood.
The researchers trialled a healthy diet – rich in fruit, vegetables, fish, and lean meat – on 76 university students who were exhibiting moderate to high depression symptoms.
After just three weeks, they reported significantly fewer symptoms of depression.
For those who continued with their regular diet, depression scores remained stable in the moderate to high range.
The team followed up with 33 of the students after three months, and found that the participants who continued the healthy diet were still in a positive frame of mind.