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December 8, 2021 • Brain Health

Less Depression with Mushrooms

If you enjoy eating mushrooms, you will be excited to know that this superfood appears to lower the risk of depression. Go fungi! In a study that followed the diets and mental health status of about 24,00 US adults between 2005 and 20016, scientists noted a strong link between mushroom consumption and lower odds of depression.

Mushrooms are home to a host of healthy compounds, but scientists speculate that their unique and powerful antioxidants, including the wondrous ergothionine, are the most likely brain-protectors behind these findings. 
For more on why you should always make room for mushrooms, watch this quick video.


Journal of Affective Disorders, 2021; 294: 686 DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2021.07.080