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How Bacteria in Yogurt May Help Reduce Your Risk of Depression

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New research suggests that a bacteria found in fermented foods and yogurt may help your body better manage stress and reduce the risk of depression and anxiety. Fly View Productions/Getty Images
  • A new study in mice has found that the bacterium Lactobacillus helps the body manage stress, potentially preventing the onset of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.
  • The results could pave the way for new therapies to treat anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions.
  • Experts say these findings support a growing body of evidence on the relationship between the gut and brain, and the impact diet has on our mental health.
  • However Lactobacillus should not be considered a substitute for mental health treatment.

Mental health is complex, but new research suggests that a bacteria found in fermented foods and yogurt may help prevent depression and anxiety.

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of

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Eating just 2 of these nuts a day can help regulate metabolism and aid in weight loss

Brazil nuts may not be a staple in your pantry, but eating just a few a day serves up big benefits.

This tropical nut hails from the Amazon River area, where the selenium content of the soil is quite high. Because of this, just two Brazil nuts provide more than double the daily dose of selenium, a trace mineral that plays a role in thyroid function, DNA synthesis, and anti-inflammatory processes.

What’s more, Brazil nuts have protein, healthy fats, fiber and plenty of other vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. In other words, you may want to start adding Brazil nuts to your morning oatmeal or afternoon salad.

Learn the nutrition facts and health benefits of Brazil nuts and delicious ways to include them in your diet.

Brazil nuts nutrition facts

A serving (about 2 nuts) of Brazil nuts has:

The health benefits of Brazil nuts

Eating Brazil nuts may prevent

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