Friday, January 12, 2024

Mediterranean Diet And PTSD

The Study

The association between diet and mental health has been an area of increasing interest in the research literature. In this interesting study, 191 women who had traumatic exposure and PTSD symptoms had their diet evaluated.

The researchers found that higher PTSD symptoms were associated with less adherence to a Mediterranean diet.

Nature Mental Health 2023; 1:900

Take Home Message

Diets that are easy on our blood sugar seem to have a positive impact on mood and mental health. A Mediterranean diet is a great example. This type of diet focuses on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, olive oil, seafood and chicken. 

It limits refined grains, sugars, red meat and saturated fat. It is a great way to eat for both your physical and mental health.

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