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Experts Have Beef with Study Linking Depression and Vegetarian Diet

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Health experts raise questions about new research that suggests vegans and vegetarians experience depressive episodes twice as often as meat-eaters. Vertikala/Stocksy
  • A new study has found a link between meatless diets and depressive episodes.
  • People who did not eat meat were depressed about two times as often.
  • It was not possible to determine whether this was due to nutritional deficiencies.
  • Nutritionists say certain nutrients may be more difficult to obtain on a meatless diet.
  • However, meatless diets can be nutritionally adequate with good planning.

According to a new study published this month in the Journal of Affective

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Eating Chocolate After Waking Could Ease Menopause, Study Suggests

  • A small study of postmenopausal women suggests two ideal time windows to eat chocolate.
  • The study suggests the ideal times could help burn fat, prevent hunger pangs, and improve sleep.
  • The times are an hour after waking and an hour before bed.
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There are endless myths about eating chocolate — it’s fattening, it’s bad for your health, you shouldn’t eat too much of it. But the health benefits of eating small amounts of chocolate daily are supported by numerous studies.

Chocolate contains antioxidants thought to keep the heart and brain healthy, contribute to

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People following plant-based diet ‘much less likely to get severe Covid-19’, study suggests

People who enjoy a plant-based diet like vegetarians and vegans or take fish as their only source of meat are considerably less likely to contract severe Covid-19, a new study has found.

According to the findings published in The BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health, which examined data from healthcare workers across six countries including the UK, people who follow a plant-based diet are 73 per cent less likely to be hit by coronavirus while self-declared pescatarians were 59 per cent less likely to become ill than those who eat red and white meat.

Low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets appeared to be

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