If you suffer from low mood it is worth checking that you are getting enough fish in your diet.

Oily Fish and Depression…

A team of scientists from the Medical College of Qingdao University in China recently published a study in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health that shows a link between depression and fish in the diet.

The research was very comprehensive: it analysed data from over 150,000 people from 26 studies that were carried out between 2001 – 2014. Of the 26 studies, 12 showed a direct correlation between frequent fish consumption and depression with those who ate the most fish having as much as 17% reduced risk of depression.

Oily fish, like salmon, mackerel and sardines, are a great source of omega-3s that are vital for brain health.

B Vitamins may tackle depression

Research has also been published in the medical journal Maturitas. The results of the research showed that many sufferers of depression had a Vitamin B deficiency. They also found links between the B vitamins, the immune system and depression. It is thought that low levels of the B vitamins lead to a weaker immune system which could be a contributing factor to depression. A Vitamin B complex could therefore be something worth bearing in mind for anyone with any feelings of depression.