Study: Eating Yogurt can treat depression
Yogurt is a healthy food that prevents you from getting indulged in unhealthy and junk foods. It is packed with different kinds of nutrients and now we have got another reason to eat this probiotic for breakfast. A study published in the journal Scientific Reports suggests that this probiotic may also help combat depression. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Study author Assistant Professor Alban Gaultier said that the treatments available for relieving the symptoms of depression are not very good as they come with numerous side effects. So, it is important to have another effective alternative treatment. For the study, the researchers exposed mice to higher levels of stress until they began to show symptoms of depression. Then they did a before and after comparison of the levels of gut bacteria. They found a clear connection between the level of gut bacteria and mental health.