US study finds association between large amounts of ultra-processed food, especially artificial sweeteners, and depression.
Could the neighborhood you live in impact not only your food choices and weight gain but the structure of your brain as well?
What role does lifestyle play when it comes to depression?
New research highlights how socioeconomic vulnerabilities are associated with kids consuming more sugar-sweetened beverages.
A recent study determines whether the intake of non-sugar sweetened beverages impacts insulin.
How does the food industry influence policymaking and how can we boost public health regardless?
New research highlights how microbes in the gut influence pain.
Could a prescription based-model help to decrease BMI, blood sugar, and blood pressure levels?
New research suggests that the more an individual's diet is composed of ultra-processed foods, the higher their risk of depression.
New research highlights how consuming ultra-processed foods may have long-lasting health impacts.
A recent study highlights how eating a Mediterranean diet impacts firefighters.
What influence does food environment have over consumer's choices?
A recent study investigates the associations between dietary patterns and mental health.
Can eating nuts support your mental health?
Discover why fermented foods are critical for supporting gut health.
Growing evidence suggests consuming healthy foods and micronutrients fosters better mental health, while poor-quality diets diminish it.
A recent review highlights the beneficial effects of oat consumption on gut microbiome function.
In a recent study, researchers share the results of a longitudinal analysis that highlights the link between sugar-sweetened carbonated beverages and depression.
Nix the prebiotic sodas and focus on this nutrient instead.
New research questions whether the Western diet is linked to major depressive disorder.
SPH researchers found support for the “feast or famine” cycle hypothesis in food-insecure households.
Does inflammation in the brain shape how we respond to appetite and hunger?
Gain insight into the value of food and how it reaches beyond just nourishment.
Discover how Japan's culture leads to lower obesity rates.
Does the Mediterranean Diet prove beneficial for a population at greater risk of developing Alzheimer's?
New research highlights how a consistent sleep schedule is beneficial for our gut microbiome and overall health.
New research finds that consuming two servings of strawberries daily is linked to several benefits.
Discover how a more nutrient-dense diet benefits female athletes.
A study published in Nature Neuroscience sheds light on how the microbiome and autism interact.
New research finds the gene that produces a signal needed for the development and maintenance of the blood-brain barrier.
Esport athletes stand to improve their performance by improving their dietary intake and sleep habits.
New research highlights how the immune system communicates with the brain to warn about potential dangers in the environment.
Discover obesity's relationship to an array of mental health problems.
Discover what lead one scientist to study the connection between the gut and mental health.
Are soaring food prices taking a toll on people's mental health?
New research shows that a lack of reward response could lead to overeating and make it more difficult to change eating habits.
New research finds that a 14-strain probiotic blend could help support individuals with depression when used alongside antidepressants.
Recent research points to a reduced sensing of nutrients in the stomach and gut of those with obesity.
New research finds that consuming 60 grams of mixed nuts a day improves verbal memory and blood flow to the brain.
Could shifting the focus of food-related policies and recommendations result in better mental health?
A new study shows that eating too much sugar can lead to inflammation in the gut.
New research demonstrates how flavanol consumption may impact memory function.
Can unhealthy eating habits established in college lead to future health issues?
New research finds that a daily nutritional supplement could enhance memory by the equivalent of three years.
New research reveals the increased risk of depression among individuals consuming over 30% of their daily diet from ultra-processed food.
A new study sheds light on the potential role of diet in preventing dementia.
In a new study, researchers explore the hormonal, genetic, and neural pathways that regulate appetite and body weight.
Discover which diets and supplements may slow the progression of Alzheimer's Disease and improve cognitive function.
Science supports that the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) promotes a gut microbiota composition that may support overall health.
A recent study explores the effect of the DASH diet on mental well-being.
Does mental imagery activate similar neural networks to those linked with actual experience?
New research sheds light on the link between major depressive disorder, the gut microbiome, and the blood metabolome.
Researchers utilized an animal model to investigate the impact on taste preference that generational exposure to a high-fat diet has.
Read these tips if you struggle with comparing your food intake to your partners.
New research shows how certain nutrients may increase synthesis of vital hormones that regulate sleep.
New research finds that men who identify as more masculine are less likely to reduce meat consumption or consider a plant-based diet.
Researchers examined the impact that psychosocial stress experienced by the mother has on the gut microbiome of the infant.
Researchers use germ-free mice models to investigate the role of the oral-gut-brain axis in anxiety and depression.
What role does the food industry play in sugar addiction?
Consuming fermented foods can have a beneficial impact on both your gut and brain health.
Consuming excess sugar could led to poor health outcomes.
New research from UCLA may help tailor obesity interventions based on an individual's sex.
Many Americans believe that work, family stress, exercise, and social habits impact their mental health more than their dietary intake does.
A recent study explores the dietary intake behavior and health of those who play video games.
Explore the links between the Mediterranean diet and mitochondria function.
One study shows that higher levels of magnesium are associated with a 37% lower risk of developing dementia.
Researchers are working hard to pinpoint the beneficial nature of probiotics for cognitive decline and other health conditions.
Could psychobiotics be the answer to treating disorders such as anxiety and depression?
A new study shows how eating processed food may alter our brain activity and make us crave less nutrient-dense options.
New research identifies how a specific immune cell in the gut may impact stress-induced depression.
Could gardening be your ticket to increased fiber and decreased anxiety?
Discover how what you digest impacts your mental well-being.
Those who follow the MIND or Mediterranean diet have fewer amyloid plaques.
New research sheds light on the link between irritable bowel syndrome and mental health.
A new study highlights the benefits of nuts on cognition.
Researchers find that one in eight Americans aged 50 and older show signs of food cravings and addiction.
Researchers followed the course of glucose, leading to valuable insights regarding obesity and the brain.
New research investigates whether changes in SCFAs and cytokine levels impact mental illness.
New research suggests that tree nuts may target serotonin and therefore reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Should therapists rule out physiological imbalances before turning to psychotropic drugs?
A new study discovers that several types of bacteria are notably different in people with symptoms of depression.
New research shows how eating a high-calorie diet that is also high in fats could reduce the brain's ability to regulate caloric intake.
New research sheds light on the correlation between a highly inflammatory diet and an increased risk for depression.
Researchers argue the gut microbiome's importance when it comes to treating neurodegenerative diseases.
A new study reveals that a well-rounded dietary intake throughout pregnancy supports the child's neurodevelopment.
New research emerges on the relationships between loneliness, weight gain, and physical inactivity.
Recent research highlights just how connected our diets and psyches truly are.
Optimal nutrition is crucial during the first years of a child's life.
Improving executive functions could lead to better behavior management and health outcomes.
In this interview, Mary Beth Albright looks to nutritional psychology to examine the link between food and mood.
Dr. Fiona Willer sheds light on why you should build a good relationship with food if you want to reach long-term goals.
Discover the links between what you eat, your physical health, and your well-being.
A new study suggests that those who do not consume meat experience more cases of depression.
New research sheds light on why some people may gain more weight than others, even when they eat the same.
Research finds that celebration increases health and well-being outcomes through perceived social support.
New research identifies a neuromarker for drug and food craving.
A new study sheds light on the reduced bacterial diversity found in patients with multiple sclerosis.
New research shows that students may want to up their walnut intake in the weeks leading up to an exam.
New research explores the benefits of a nutrient-dense diet for astronauts in response to negative health changes.
New research suggests that flavonols are associated with slower cognitive decline.
Support your gut health for better mental health.
Those who are hypersensitive to food allergens may experience changes in both their brain and behavior.
New research evaluates the Mediterranean Diet's link to healthy cognitive functioning.
Research finds that herbs and spices may impact the composition of the gut microbiome.
Could a lack of certain gut bacteria cause you to overconsume sweet or fatty foods?
A new study points to cognitive decline when consuming more than 20% of your daily caloric intake from ultra-processed foods.
Should dietary interventions be included in mental health treatment?
Fermented foods can improve the immune system and metabolism, aiding weight loss and even raising mood.
Discover how your dietary intake impacts your mental well-being.
New research finds nutritious meal delivery reduces time spent in the hospital.
In a study of more than 900 adults, researchers found that foods containing antioxidant flavonols delivered brain benefits to older adults.
Does the color of your plate determine taste perception? New research says yes.
New research finds that people overestimate how healthy their dietary intake is.
New research sheds light on how a high-fat diet may lead to pain, even in non-painful situations.
The coronavirus spurred an ongoing mental health crisis, and therapists just can't seem to keep up.
A new study shows that consuming an excessive amount of salt can contribute to elevated stress levels.
Functional foods and beverages surge in popularity, but what do these marketing terms really mean?
It turns out that knowing your way around a kitchen is good for your mental well-being.
Monkeys that are more social tend to have higher levels of good bacteria in their gut. What could this mean for humans?
Discover what the 'Protein Leverage Hypothesis' is and how it could help curb rising rates of obesity.
Could taking a multivitamin correlate with improved brain function in older adults?
New study finds that individuals on a diet tend to overestimate the nutritional quality of their dietary intake.
New research emerges that may help to decrease obesity rates.
Think twice about ultra-processed foods — they impact both your physical and mental health.
Could diet play a pivotal role in certain aspects of menopause? New research says yes.
Some cereal brands may have to abandon their 'healthy' status as the FDA proposes new guidelines.
Researchers describe two types of depression, both of which are associated with weight changes.
A new study reveals that the Mediterranean diet may not have the cognitive benefits long associated with it.
This animal study shows that rats can become desensitized to sweetness when consuming a high-sugar diet.
New study finds that eating during a 10-hour window and not skipping meals improves firefighter's health and well-being.
New research sheds light on obesity and the impact environmental and nutritional impacts may have.
Older adults are at an increased risk of experiencing food insecurity as food prices continue to surge.
Discover how food insecurity affects millions of Americans and the national strategy aimed at improving the role of nutrition in overall health.
Investigating different countries' dietary habits could improve guidelines, leading to localized nutrition data.
Dietary habits may influence specific metabolites, impacting rates of cognitive decline.
A new study takes a closer look at the relationship between food insecurity and symptoms of food addiction in women.
Could prescribing a healthier diet and addressing systemic barriers help the rising rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes?
Looking specifically at minorities may give rise to insights that are beneficial to everyone.
Increasing your intake of greens each day can make an impact on your mental health.
Highly processed foods promote depression, anxiety, and cognitive decline.
New research suggests that shift workers should eat exclusively during the day to prevent depression and anxiety.
New research points to how depression can lead to changes in appetite depending on the structure of an individual's reward system in the brain.
Consuming just a cup of cranberries a day could have health benefits that include improving memory and preventing dementia.
Some experts believe that cooking can have a therapeutic role, beyond just the benefits of a healthier dietary intake.
Constantly consuming highly processed foods can impact mental health, causing anxiety and depression to rise.
New research takes a deeper look at why parents with a low income choose to purchase unhealthy foods for their families.
Individuals with bipolar disorder saw noticeable reductions in symptoms with this diet.
While sugar alternatives may seem harmless, zero-calorie sweeteners may have a negative impact on gut health.
A healthy diet majorly determines human health by helping to regulate the immune system.
New research sparks discussion of what the gut-brain axis could mean for those with eating disorders.
Making grapes a part of your daily dietary intake may have a noticeable impact on health and longevity.
Consuming low glycemic index (GI) foods is a helpful strategy for managing insulin resistance.
Ultra-processed foods high in fat and processed sugar are associated with an increased risk for dementia.
Those who advocate for food justice see a healthy dietary intake as a human right.
Research shows that fiber is a paramount source of nutrients that your gut microbiome needs for optimal health.
New study finds that a parent's drinking history could put an individual at risk for developing food addiction.
From polyphenols, probiotics, and more — discover how to optimize your gut health.
Those with depression may be more vulnerable to the impact of inflammation induced by a poor diet as they age.
Study finds eating fruit to be more advantageous for your mental health when it comes to snacking.
Chronically high-fat diets cause weight gain and shrink the brain, which increases the risk of mental illness for individuals with obesity.
Mental health experts come together with a roadmap to incorporate nutrition into mental health treatment.
Discover how your dietary intake helps to manage anxiety and depression.
The texture of food has a significant impact on dietary intake and mood after cancer and COVID-19.
How important is the gut-brain-microbiota for optimizing mental health in young adults?
A new survey about dietary habits reveals that consumers are eating fewer fruits, vegetables, and whole grains than is recommended.
Mitigating food insecurity through student use of a campus food pantry has positive mental and physical health effects.
The incorrect assessment of diet quality proves that adults need proper education around what a healthy diet consists of.
Many people think they make healthy food choices, but they may be viewing their diet through rose-colored glasses.
Is the government's strategy to reduce obesity and food poverty missing the mark?
Less and Less Americans are Eating Three Square Meals a Day. Does it Really Matter?
New study showcases significant differences in grey matter for those who are diagnosed with anorexia nervosa.
Does the eye play a role in influencing lifespan? New study links circadian rhythm, diet, lifespan, eye health, and aging.
Explore the role brain circuitry plays in regards to obesity, and look at new approaches we can take to curb overeating.
Discover how to harness probiotic-rich foods to improve not only the environment of your gut, but your physical and mental health as well.
When treating a patient with obesity, diabetes, and depression, it can be difficult to know which concern to address first.
When faced with food insecurity, studies show that people gravitate toward cheap, energy-dense meals that are bad for their health.
Your microbiome may be an important factor in your mental health. Consider these strategies to take charge of your anxiety.
Researchers may have found an alternative to sustainable weight loss that helps by improving the management of food and satiety responses.
From 2001 to 2018, there was a decrease in dietary quality among older adults in the United States.
A regular diet of junk food may play a role in unsafe driving actions among commercial motor vehicle drivers by contributing to fatigue.
New research finds that the presence of individuals from different friendship/social groups plays a role in consumers' food choices.
Researchers found an association between the consumption of a proline-rich diet with a greater tendency to develop depression.
This study examined relationship between protein/energy supplement in infants and mental distress later as adults.
Researchers investigated how feeling connected with the natural world benefits dietary diversity and fruit and vegetable intake.
This study may indicate that exercise can shore up restraint when it comes to certain foods
Researchers performed a RTC of a high n-3, low n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid diet in bipolar disorder
Microbes in the gut influence what an animal chooses to eat. Altering the microbiome resulted in changes to preferred diets
There are strong correlations between what we eat and how we feel, and healthy food is happy food
New research now shows that xanthan gum affects our gut microbiota
A new study finds that eating processed meat is linked with mental and physical fatigue
Evidence exists showing the association between nutrition & mental well-being, preliminary evidence for depression
Frequent consumption of tasty/high calorie foods from cravings can have negative effects on baby's health
Researchers uncover links between the gut microbiome and personality traits – so, can nutrition change our psychology?
Center of excellence within the Department of Defense hosted a virtual program focused on nutrition therapy after brain injury
New research has found being confident in the kitchen is not only good for your taste buds: it’s also good for your mental health
Irregular eating contributes to poor mental health, including depression and anxiety, as well cardio-metabolic diseases and weight gain.
Our gut bacteria can influence inflammation, which is a key contributor to Alzheimer's
Not getting enough sleep can lead to a vicious circle of over-eating and further sleep deprivation
Knowing more about the relationship between chronic pain and eating behavior can help pain
Certain dietary changes can extend one’s life expectancy, a new study confirms
Two gut bacteria, Morganella and Klebsiella, may be connected to depression
Young adults could add over a decade to their life expectancy by switching from a Western diet
When food is used as punishment, people who once served time need intentional help to overcome the trauma
Distracted diners who stare at screens tend to eat more calories and choose fattier foods
Eating for your mental health doesn’t have to be complicated. These low-prep recipes are for the days when making a meal feels like too much
Too much sugar can actually be detrimental to the normal growth of the brain
Not all nutrients are created equal when it comes to engagement
Research suggests physical activity can help promote better diet
Analysis of people who eat mushrooms suggests they have a lower risk of developing depression
Excessive intake of simple sugar at puberty could be a risk factor of psychiatric disorders
Study found children aged eight or nine were more likely to be obese if their mother had a poor diet during – and before – pregnancy
The order in which the food is presented on a menu may make a difference
Young women who took four weeks of prebiotic supplements made healthier food choices and consumed less sugar
A balanced gut has a diverse microbiota, reducing inflammation and disease
Ultra-processed diets could be playing a role in the escalation of angry rhetoric
It has quickly become apparent just how essential the gut microbiome is in controlling biological processes
No number large enough to provoke action when it comes to conveying the magnitude of human suffering caused by diet-related diseases
Addictive eating involves intense cravings unrelated to hunger, tolerance for large quantities of food, and feelings of withdrawal.
Research demonstrates a clear connection between nicotine withdrawal and the desire to consume high-fat, high-calorie junk foods
Accredited Practising Dietitians (APD) are pushing to be officially recognised as mental health practitioners.
A junk food diet may increase the risk of dangerous driving among truck drivers by boosting fatigue
"Food Coma": Causes, symptoms, and prevention
Ultraprocessed foods associated with a 22% increased risk for future depression
Children who eat a better diet, packed with fruit and vegetables, have better mental wellbeing
Another way in which perception influences the Diet-Mental Health Relationship
Changes occurring in the gut microbiota from prolonged confinement
A diet designed to alter levels of specific fatty acids may help patients have less variability in mood
Scientists are now beginning to understand how microbes contribute to well-being
Psychological health can be a fundamental element in the treatment of adults with obesity
The pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives – from work, to school, to shopping – and now even the way we eat, particularly family meals
Study breaks down foods into three zones defined by how many minutes of health were gained or lost as a result of including them in your diet
Rebalancing the gut microbiome may be a promising step toward easing depression
Looking into history sheds insight into why dieting sets up so much struggle
This meta-analysis on depression in vegetarians and non-vegetarians found that on average, vegetarians had a more depressed mood
New study shows that at least 1/2 serving/day of foods high in flavonoids have a 20% lower risk of cognitive decline
Your gut-brain connection could be contributing to more than just your digestive issues.
A diet rich in fermented foods enhances the diversity of gut microbes and decreases molecular signs of inflammation
Children who consume too much sugar could be at greater risk of becoming obese, hyperactive, and cognitively impaired
Nearly 70% of St. Louis homicides last year occurred in low-income areas with no access to a grocery store or supermarket
People living with obesity who attended a non-judgemental and personalized lifestyle modification program improved their cardiovascular and mental health during just 10 weeks, according to a study
Women's mental health likely has a higher association with dietary factors than men's
Those who consumed more fruits and vegetables daily had lower stress levels than those who consumed less F&Vs daily
Lack of protein in the foods served at aged care centres increases risk of malnutrition. Research shows that improving the menu has pay offs
High dietary intake of animal products, processed foods, alcohol and sugar, support a gut microbiome that encourages inflammation
A new study shows sugar intake in childhood leads to learning and memory issues in adulthood
Another study demonstrating diet's effects on workplace performance and behavior
Eating highly processed foods could be associated with weight gain finds a new study
Emotional eaters had a stronger appetite response and found food to be more pleasant when experiencing negative emotions compared to when they felt neutral emotions
A new study says the next generation of 'health conscious' products should focus on food texture to enhance the feeling of being full
Canadians between the ages of 45 and 85, were less likely to exhibit PTSD if they consumed two-three fiber sources daily
New research suggests two factors closely linked with diet may be strong predictors of which children develop serious mental illness
Does diet play a role in regulating our fight or flight (stress) response?
The correlation between the gut microbiota and neurodegenerative disorders characteristic of Alzheimer's disease is established
New research on the role for fructose (a component of sugar) and uric acid (a fructose metabolite) in behavioral disorders
An intervention of exercise and nutritional supplementation resulted improvements in many levels of cognitive functioning in airmen
This Nutritionist is an expert in helping people plan quick and simple healthy meals and learning how to do so affordably
Dietary flavonoids from berries, apples, and other plant-based foods help protect against Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia
New research finds that increasing fruit and vegetable consumption may improve psychological well-being in as little as 2 weeks
Giving nutritional supplements to young children in low income countries for around 6 months could improve their brain (cognitive) health
Healthy eating is associated with better self-esteem and fewer emotional and peer problems
The greatest benefits come from eating 10 servings of fruits and veggies (FV) a day
Can fruits and veggies help offset the negative psychological impacts of divorce? Of unemployment?
Evidence for a positive correlation between sugar and cancer, which may have far-reaching impacts on diets for cancer patients
Eating junk food can alter your brain's ability to help you regulate your junk food intake
This research study assesses self-reported food consumption in a sample of Italians during the COVID-19 quarantine
This review speculates the importance of nutrition as a mitigation strategy to support immune function amid COVID-19
More evidence that eating a healthy diet can help reduce symptoms of depression
What we eat can affect the outcome of chemotherapy because of ripple effects that begin in our gut
People who eat lots of ultra-processed foods are more likely to develop heart disease and to die sooner than those who stick with foods in their original form, two large studies conclude.
Psychological and behavioral therapies may be effective non-drug treatments for reducing disease-causing inflammation in the body
The first clinical trial of probiotics in bipolar disorder is out, and the results look promising
Unhealthy food seems to make the body's defenses more aggressive in the long term.
The variety of genes in gut bacteria is greater than 100 times the quantity of the human genome.
A study examining the impact of the Western diet and lifestyle on our immune function
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Recent research has shown that the gut microbiome plays an essential role in the body’s immune response to infection and in maintaining overall health
Healthy eating is especially important for keeping your immune system in top condition. Here are some steps you can take to eat healthy in the times of COVID
Drinking plain water is associated with decreased risk of depression and anxiety in adults: results from a large cross-sectional study
People in almost every region of the world could benefit from rebalancing their diets to eat optimal amounts of various foods and nutrients
Diet is an important risk factor for cancer that is amenable to intervention.