When you’re feeling low, it’s easy to turn to food to make you feel better. However, the sugary, high-calorie sweets to which many people turn have their own set of detrimental repercussions.
Recently, there has been an increase in studies on the link between nutrition and mental health. However, numerous things can influence mood, including stress, the environment, lack of sleep, genetics, mental disorders, and dietary inadequacies.
Fatty fish like salmon and albacore tuna are high in omega-3 fatty acids called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which have been associated with reduced depression.
While the evidence is varied, one analysis of clinical trials found that ingesting omega-3s in the form of fish oil reduced depression scores in certain studies.