« Food & Drinks

Pasta=depression?

by Otis Day

Researchers are finding that certain foods can make you clinically depressed.

Get the full story at healthyliving.msn.com

They tracked and studied 43,000 women over a 12-year period and paid special attention to their eating habits. None of the women were depressed before the study started. 

Here's what they found:

Women who ate red meat, drank soda, or ate pasta, white bread, or crackers every day were 29 to 41% more likely to be diagnosed or treated for depression than women didn't. 

** Foods like coffee, olive oil, wine, and vegetables including carrots, sweet potatoes, and leafy greens can help reduce depression...but they need to be eaten every day.

A Mediterranean-style diet also lowers the risk.