Study Shows Healthy Diet Rich in Fish Reduces Postpartum Depression

Study Shows Healthy Diet Rich in Fish Reduces Postpartum Depression

According to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, there is support for a healthy diet rich in fish to reduce postpartum depression. it is no wonder since fish is normally high in Omega Fatty Acids and other healthy nutrients.

According to the MYFOODDATA website: "Omega 3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats which reduce the risk of heart disease, reduce the risk and severity of dementia, and alleviate inflammation from arthritis."  Atlantic Salmon is usually listed as a top nutrient fish, although there are others if your taste buds desire variety. In addition to Omega 3's, Tuna is a great source of vitamin A and B12, while Salmon is also rich in B12. 

Access to frozen, fresh or cooked, as well as, wild, sustainably caught and dolpin free are more accessible than ever before. With so many options available in your local grocery store, those same stores are usually have in-store free recipes.  Whether your a master chef or new to cooking, there is bound to be a recipe that makes it easy to add fish into your diet frequently.

Reference Article: Support for Fish Consumption During Pregnancy, Claire Wilcox, MD reviewing Hamazaki K et al. Psychol Med 2019 Sep 19, In a large observational study in Japan, higher fish intake during pregnancy was associated with better postpartum mental health.