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Rumour: In adults, carbohydrate-rich foods are associated with depressive symptoms.

Truth: This is true. A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition demonstrated that in adults aged 55 or over, those that consumed a diet high in carbohydrate-rich foods were more likely to experience depressive symptoms and moreover, that a carbohydrate-rich diet could be a factor in the development of depression. Alternatively, researchers found that individuals that consumed a diet high in dietary fibre, with lots of fruits and vegetables, were less likely to experience these depressive symptoms. Learn more about how diet can impact depression here.

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