Rich foods like cheese, eggs, and nuts can boost your mood and reduce the symptoms of depression, according to new research published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
The study looked at how the diet of two groups of mice affected their immune system and how their immune responses changed when they ate high-fiber foods.
The researchers say these findings are promising for treating and treating depression.
“This work provides a first evidence that eating rich foods with high amounts of fiber can have a positive impact on the immune system, which can then lead to a reduction in depression symptoms,” said study co-author Suresh N. Pandya, Ph.
D., a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Columbia University.
The results were published in Mutation Research.
The researchers fed the mice a high-fat diet and a low-fat, low-sugar diet.
They found that the mice that ate the high-protein, high-Fiber diet had fewer antibodies and antibodies that attacked their immune cells.
“When the mice consumed the low-protein diet, the animals had a similar number of immune cells,” Dr. Pandy said.
“The low-Fibre diet led to fewer immune cells, which suggests that there might be a positive correlation between the two.”
Researchers found that when the mice ate the low fiber diet, their immune systems went into overdrive and attacked their own cells.
But when they got rid of the low protein diet, they were able to fight back.
“By taking the low fibre diet out of the mice’s diet, we were able not only to reduce the number of anti-inflammatory cells but we were also able to increase their ability to fight these cells,” he said.
“We think this could be useful for depression patients who have immune issues that could be triggered by a low fiber, high fat diet,” Dr Pandya said.
The study was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institutes of Health, and the Dana Foundation.