You don’t need to travel to Santorini to eat like a Greek. A Mediterranean-like diet has been shown to lower the risk of suffering depression by a third – proof of the link between the gut and brain. Photo: Shutterstock

How diet affects brain health and mood, and what to eat to reduce stress and feel good

  • Poor diet can damage the brain and impact our mental health, while good dietary habits protect it. A Mediterranean-like diet lowers the risk of depression
  • Gut bacteria break down what we eat, creating molecules that communicate with brain neurons, and can produce antioxidants that head off anxiety and Parkinson’s
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You don’t need to travel to Santorini to eat like a Greek. A Mediterranean-like diet has been shown to lower the risk of suffering depression by a third – proof of the link between the gut and brain. Photo: Shutterstock
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