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Diet and Depression and Flavonoids

Depression is a much bigger issue within our populations than ever before. There are likely many reasons for that. One that keeps coming to the forefront however, and one that we can apply to our daily lives and the lives of those we care about the most is diet. We know today that the old adage "you are what you eat" does not just apply to your physical self, but also your emotional / psychological self as well. You can not seperate who you are from what you are, and as such an ever-increasing amount of scientific data shows that the quality of your diet (what it includes and what it lacks) impacts the total you. If you follow my posts you know that I've highlighted this reality, this new dietary paradigm previously.

The latest bit of science supporting this new understanding is the attached article from the July 2016 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition from researchers at Harvard and Brigham and Women's Hospital , amongst others (link attached below). It points to how the presence or absense of whole food Flavonoids is associated with the risk of depression. It shows that those who get the most flavonoids have a significantly lower risk of depression than those who get the least.

What's the take away message? Make sure flavonoid rich foods are part of your daily diet!

Your best sources of the dietary flavonoids include colorful fruits, berries, citrus, grape juice, red wine, dark chocolate, green tea and vegetables like kale and broccoli...so try to make sure you eat some of these whenever you can. Not surprisingly, these whole foods are the same ones used as the ingredient sources for several NeoLife products, including Tre, Flavonoid Complex, Cruciferous Plus...all of which can make a valuable contribution to attaining your daily whole food flavonoid goals.

I hope this proves to be of value to you.

Here's the link.

Source: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

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