Anti-inflammatory properties in fruits like apple can help prevent depression among the middle-aged women, showed findings in a study on 6,000 people.
The study by Australian scientists showed that fruit has anti-inflammatory properties that help increase the chemicals linked to sending the signals “All is well” sensation to the brain.
“Women who ate two or more pieces of fruit per day were less likely to report depressive symptoms,” University of Queensland professor Gita Mishra told Channel 9 TV channel.
Although the study concluded that eating two apples a day helps keep depression under control, it could not determine the exact link between vegetable intake and this condition.
“More research is needed on the different effects of fruit and vegetables, but this may be because fruit has higher levels of anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants, such as resveratrol, which is not found in vegetables,” Mishra said.
Depression is high among those feeling lonely during the festive season Christmas and some researches showed that even chocolate, taken in minimum quantity, helps rejuvenate the feel-good sensation in the brain.