Written by Doug Drinkwater.
With one in four suffering a mental health problem in their lifetime, here are eight tips you can follow to improve your mental wellbeing.
Check your diet
We often assume that mental health problems may be triggered by relationship or work issues, but a poor diet can also be a problem. And recent research backs this up.
Researchers reviewed the dietary habits of 36,000 people across France, Australia, Spain, the US and the UK and found that those adopting a Mediterranean-style diet were less like to develop depression.
Compared with stereotypical western diets – which are typically heavy on meat, processed foods, saturated fat and sugar – those who ate more vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, fish and unsaturated fats were around 33 per cent less likely to develop depression, according to the study.
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