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Eat more nutrient-rich foods. Source: Rawpixel/Pixaby, used with permission. While unhealthy diets are known to have a negative effect on both physical and mental health , the benefits of a healthy diet have only been clearly demonstrated in studies on physical health, until now. Scientists at the University of Manchester, and other European research institutes, performed a meta-analysis, or a complete overview, of all existing research on the topic of diet and mental health. Their goal: To confirm the effects of dietary interventions on mental health, specifically on symptoms of depression and anxiety . The scientists narrowed their findings down to 16 credible, randomized controlled tria... Full story

17 February