Fatty acids help fight mood disorders

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL studies suggest communities with high dietary consumption of processed and fast foods are at increased risk of depression.1-3

Regular dietary consumption of wholefoods, fish and long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (Ω-3 FA) intake is protective and associated with reduced risk of depression and mental health problems.1,4 Dietary Ω-3 FA sources include flaxseed, mackerel, tuna, salmon, mullet, anchovy, sardines, herring and trout.

Several systematic reviews of randomised placebo-controlled trials