Can Food Lift Your Spirits?

A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and uridine can--at least in rats. These mood molecules are found in fish, walnuts and molasses and are as effective as drugs in treating depression in rodents. People too, probably: fish-eating cultures tend to have lower rates of depression.


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