Feeling Less-than Optimistic? Try This …
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Today's topic is a surprisingly simple tactic - that anyone can do - to help you achieve more and feel better about the unknown.
The topic is brain food.
You see, new research says that eating the right kind of fats can actually benefit the brain in HUGE ways that no one would have believed just a few years ago. (1)
Researchers also found that food, in fact, does have an impact on one’s mood.
But now, after studying a whopping 255,076 people and 20,000 cases of depression, researchers have found something just as fascinating:
Eating a specific type of fat can actually make you feel more optimistic. (1)
The fat is called omega 3 fatty acids. And this study specifically searched for how eating fish high in these fats related to depressive disorders. They found that not only does eating omega 3 fatty fish make you feel better, but it may also prevent depression!
The mental health benefits proven by this research kicked in at a 50-gram serving of omega 3 fatty fish (about half of a normal 4 ounce serving) and about 2 grams of omega 3 fatty acids per day from this source.
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1. Dietary n-3 PUFA, fish consumption and depression: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0165032716307546