Nutrition/Health

Coconut Water and Depression

The science behind the marketing of foods for antidepressant effects.

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Isn’t that unbelievable? Now you know why I try to stick to human studies on NutritionFacts.org.

Here’s a link to the video I referred to : Do Antidepressant Drugs Really Work? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/do-antidepressant-drugs-really-work).

What about Coconut Water for Athletic Performance vs. Sports Drinks? (http://www.nutritionfacts.org/video/Coconut-Water-for-Athletic-Performance-vs-Sports-Drinks). Check out the video!

What about coconut oil? See, for example:
• Coconut Oil and the Boost in HDL “Good” Cholesterol (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Coconut-Oil-and-the-Boost-in-HDL-Good-Cholesterol)
• What About Coconuts, Coconut Milk, and Coconut Oil MCTs? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/What-About-Coconuts-Coconut-Milk-and-Coconut-Oil-MCTs)
• Eczema Treatment with Coconut Oil, Mineral Oil, vs. Vaseline (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Eczema-Treatment-with-Coconut-Oil-Mineral-Oil-vs-Vaseline)
• Coconut Oil and Abdominal Fat (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/coconut-oil-and-abdominal-fat)

How can we boost mood naturally?
• Anti-inflammatory Diet for Depression (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/anti-inflammatory-diet for-depression)
• Plant-Based Diets for Improved Mood and Productivity (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/plant-based-diets-for-improved-mood-and-productivity)
• Antioxidants and Depression (https://nutrititionfacts.org/video/Antioxidants-and-Depression)
• Exercise vs. Drugs for Depression (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/exercise-vs-drugs-for-depression)
• Fighting the Blues with Greens? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/fighting-the-blues-with-greens-mao-inhibitors-in-plants/)

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