Friday, November 6, 2015

Day 2213 - Whole foods and depression

Here's yet another reason we should ditch the processed foods.

Image Credit - Aussie Farmers Direct
According to Redbook Magazine (November 2015) there is a growing body of evidence that suggests that eating whole foods can lower our risk of depression.

Felice Jacka, PhD, President of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research says "We now believe that depression is not just a brain disorder, but a whole-body disorder."

Foods that come in packets often contain preservatives, flavourings, colours, sweeteners and other scary additives.  This takes away from the nutritional value of the food.

Nutrient rich whole foods such as vegetables, fish, fruit, grains and nuts help support the immune system and gut health, both of which are important for good healthy brain function.

So while it may be easier to grab the packet stuff when you're having a flat day, it may not help you get any happier.

For a healthy, happy mind, fresh is always best! 

People tend to eat processed food because it's convenient. There are now a few very convenient fruit and veg home delivery options to help Aussies eat fresh.

You can try Aussie Farmer Direct  for most Australian states or for my Canberra friends there is Vegies to Your Door which has been operating since 2007.



  1. I use Doorstep organics, they are good because they collect the box too.

    1. I hadn't heard of them! So many to choose from. That's good there are so many companies helping people to eat fresh.

  2. Oh we have some similar companies around here - such a great idea! Especially for the time poor!

  3. I have been trying so hard to incorporate more fresh veggies into our menu plan each week. I think having them delivered to my door would help too - just all fresh and healthy produce no jars or tins allowed!

    1. Agree!!! It just makes you feel healthy thinking about it :)

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