This diet could increase your level of happiness according to a very serious study

This diet could increase your level of happiness according to a very serious study
This diet could increase your level of happiness according to a very serious study

Being healthy while being happier… How not to fall in love?

Could a diet really make us happier?

Many people associate dieting with frustration, breakdowns, complexes… But when you adopt the right diet (as part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle, it doesn’t there is no question of eating only carrots for three months), we could be happier, study finds.

Indeed, a recent study conducted by the National Library of Medicine highlighted the different benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Made up of lots of vegetables, fruits, fish, seeds and “good fats”, it combines benefits for physical health. In rreducing the risk of cardiovascular pathologies, blood cholesterol levels and contributing to weight lossthe Mediterranean diet was even voted the best diet by the World Health Organization.

What if we told you that this eating method also helped improve your mental health… Would that encourage you to adopt it? well it is Cambridge University which recently highlighted the benefits of this diet on mental health. Indeed, women adopting this diet would experience a reduction in the risk of symptoms linked to depression as they age. Interesting fact to note: men strangely do not experience the same effects.

How can the Mediterranean diet help us live happier lives?

The Mediterranean diet is known to provide essential nutrients for our physical and mental health. The foods that constitute it are rich in antioxidants, which therefore helps protect cells from oxidative stress (a factor that can contribute to depression and anxiety). We also find foods rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids (olive oil, nuts, seeds for example), which we consider to be healthy fats. They are also associated with a reduction in the risk of depression and anxiety.

What foods should you prioritize to be happier?

Still according to the study published by the University of Cambridge, the best results were obtained by women eating fresh fish and monounsaturated fatty acids. Good fats and foods that are sources of omega 3 are in fact known for their benefits on the brain and cognitive functions. Enough to help us age better, while protecting our nervous system and reducing the risk of inflammation. Note also that fish, in addition to being tasty and low in calories, is known to have positive effects on mood!

And to accompany our seafood dishes, here is the list of best foods according to experts :

  • Some salmon
  • Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
  • Olive oil and olives
  • From the lawyer
  • Almonds
  • Cashews, macadamia nuts
  • Peanuts,
  • Peanut butter
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