Mushrooms Consumption May Reduce Depression Risk

Mushrooms Consumption May Reduce Depression Risk

Mushrooms consumption may reduce depression risk. The latest research shows that eating mushrooms every day may lower the likelihood of experiencing depression.

Mushrooms are loaded with many health-boosting vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Now, a new study found a link between the consumption of mushrooms and a reduced risk of depression.

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA, conducted new research to examine the potential health benefits of eating mushrooms. They published an investigation of mushroom consumption and a lower risk of cancer.

The study revealed that people who eat moderate amounts of mushrooms are lower at risk of experiencing depression.

“The study adds to the growing list of possible health benefits of eating mushrooms,” study co-author Dr. Joshua Muscat, said.

The study is published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

Researchers found that participants who ate a median amount of mushrooms (4.9 grams per day) experienced a reduction in the likelihood of depression.

Some studies also suggest that mushrooms contain antioxidants that have antidepressant qualities. Folate, omega-3s, and fermented foods can help to prevent depression.

“This study is certainly a starting point in better understanding the impact of dietary mushrooms on improving symptoms of depression. It helps enforce the idea that plant foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants are associated with positive mental health, and it opens up new directions for higher level research,” the study authors said.