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“Just making simple changes is equally beneficial for mental health,” Firth said. “In particular, eating more nutrient-dense meals which are high in fiber and vegetables, while cutting back on fast-foods and refined sugars appears to be sufficient for avoiding the potentially negative psychological effects of a ‘junk food’ diet.”
This study also found women displayed “significantly greater” benefits to their symptoms of depression and anxiety when switching to a healthier diet. On that finding, Firth said, more research is needed.