The Vegetarian Diet
linked to Helping with Depression
vegetarian diet could help you with a number of
including depression. If you are thinking of becoming a vegetarian read
this article with a free vegetarian recipe for a delicious
Give me 10 minutes and I’ll provide you one very good reason to become
Research of Fish in the
fish can serve as the major dietary way to obtain the long-chain
omega-3s eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, which were
shown to be essential in supporting brain health, low intake of
eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid in vegetarians won't
adversely affect mood, as reported by a new research (Nutr J.
research team from Arizona State University conducted a cross-sectional
study that compares the
mood of vegetarians who never eat fish with the
mood of healthy omnivorous adults.
An overall total of
138 healthy Seventh Day Adventist adults living in Arizona and
California (64 vegetarians and 79 non-vegetarians) were enrolled in the
study and completed a health history questionnaire, food frequency
questionnaire and 2 psychometric tests, the Depression Anxiety Stress
Scale and also the Profile of Mood States.
had significantly lower mean intakes of eicosapentaenoic acid,
docosahexaenoic acid and also the omega-6 arachidonic acid; they had
higher intakes of the omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid and the omega-6
"Seed oils are the
richest sources of α-linolenic acid, notably those of rapeseed
(canola), soybeans, walnuts, flaxseed (Linseed oil), clary sage seeds,
perilla, chia, and hemp."
vegetarians also reported even less negative emotion than omnivores in
both psychometric tests. Mean total psychometric scores were positively
linked to the mean intakes of eicosapentaenoic acid, docosahexaenoic
acid and arachidonic acid , and inversely associated with
alpha-linolenic acid and linolenic acid intake.
study team noted there is also the possibility that vegetarians may
make better dietary choices and may generally be healthier and happier.
A Vegetarian Recipe for a
If you want to
try it out, here's a good example of vegetarian recipe based on Italian
Italian Spaghetti with
* 17 oz. Spaghetti
* 24 oz. Of thin sliced zucchini
* 1 / 2 cup walnuts oil
* Some basil leaves
* 2 tablespoons of yeast flakes
* Salt and pepper
In a large skillet heat
the oil and when hot, add garlic and zucchini. Raise heat and stir
often to finish their cooking.
They should be golden and crispy outside and tender inside.
Cook the pasta, drain and fry in pan with zucchini, basil and yeast.
contain fewer calories and possess no fat. But they are a good source
of potassium, Vitamin E, ascorbic acid, folate, lutein and zeaxanthin.
Most of these
nutrients are very sensitive to heat and to enjoy their full benefits
you need to look for a quick solution to cook or even eat raw in salads.
Health Benefits of
Zucchini in a Vegetarian Diet
From the therapeutic
point of view, zucchini have laxative, refreshing,anti-
inflammatory, diuretic and detoxifying action.
About the Author -
Louise Infante writes for the sample
vegetarian menu blog and her personal hobby blog focuses
entirely on vegetarian cooking tips to help individuals live better.
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