While depression isn’t a labelled ingredient found in foods, depression impacts on your diet, which impacts on depression, in a vicious cycle. This is because depression leads to poor motivation and low energy which can fuel and exacerbate the effects of poor eating habits.
Poor eating habits lead to weight gain, poor body function, low energy and can enhance the effects of depression. Poor diet can also make you susceptible to depression — making you at risk of a relapse if you have a poor diet after recovering.
Former US Representative Patrick Kennedy — of the Kennedy dynasty — knows all too well the importance of eating right.