The food we consume determines, according to experts, our chances of developing some form of depression.

Research shows that what you eat has an impact on your mood, said Umadevi Naidoo, director of Nutrition and Behavioral Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Studies published in the reviews of the European Journal of Nutrition and Psychosomatic Medicine Journal came to similar conclusions.

In particular, adopting a diet rich in plant-based food and fiber reduces the chances of depression.

The extent to which our dietary choices affect our mood is difficult to determine, but the risk of recurrence of depression is low when one follows a healthy diet.

Researchers believe that our gut is somehow connected to our brain and affects it.

For the needs of another study published in the journal Nature Microbiology, experts examined the gut microbiome of about 2.000 adults. They found that those who had symptoms of depression also had deficiency of good bacteria in the stomach.

Scientists know that good bacteria in the gut produce many neurotransmitters that are involved in the mood.
Previous research has shown that processed food causes health problems associated with high cholesterol, blood sugar and other metabolic problems.

According to a study published in the European Journal of Nutrition, people who eat big amounts of processed food have a 33% higher risk of depression than those who eat small amounts of these food.

Nutritionists emphasize that this food is usually low in nutrients, such as omega-3 fatty acids and B-complex vitamins that play a key role in brain health.