Vegetarians Suffer Less From Depression
According to a new study in Nutrition Journal vegetarians have lower
instances of depression. The study comprised 60 vegetarians and 78
meat-eaters and found that vegetarians scored significantly better on
standardized mood tests that measured depression, anxiety, and stress
and were compared to food frequency questionnaires. The vegetarians
consumed less eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA),
and arachidonic acid—all animal sources of essential fatty acids—but
reported higher mean intakes of plant sources of omega-6 and omega-3.
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Adopting a compassionate and healthy diet has to have a spiritual,
emotional and physical impact. When we eat meat, we are eating the flesh
of animals that suffer greatly as well as flesh laden with hormones and
antibiotics; however, when we adopt a plant-based diet, we are giving
our bodies healthful foods that heal our bodies and souls.
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