Health & Nutrition - Fall 2015 - Vol 23, No 4 Soy and Mental Health
In This Issue:
- Epidemiological studies have suggested that a healthy dietary pattern including fruits, vegetables, fish, olive oil, nuts and legumes is protective against depression. Conversely, a dietary pattern high in nutrient-poor foods may increase the risk of depression. Meditative techniques and mindfulness-based interventions (MBI) are two of the most well-studied methods for stress reduction. The term meditation refers to the act of spending quiet time focusing on a particular thought, object, or sound, for the purpose of relaxation. The addition of fermented foods, including fermented soyfoods, may improve cognitive function for those with mental health conditions.