Potatoes Reach Shoppers with Anxiety and Depression
- by Lilian Diep
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - I love a good spud. Purple, yellow, sweet, Yukon, Russet, Hasselback, mashed, chip, stuffed...you name it, I’ll eat it. Potatoes just give me life and happiness, and I may have some scientific support to back my potato love. According to a Side Delights® press release, the American Psychiatric Association held the 2019 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, and medical experts presented research showing that the Mediterranean-style diet, associated with a reduced risk of cancer and longevity, may also help protect against depression. What is in the Mediterranean diet? No grains, no dairy, less sugar, more healthy fats, medium amounts of protein, and most importantly, lots of vegetables. Which leads me back to: potatoes.
“Potatoes have been known as America’s favorite vegetable for decades, and as research continues to build on the health advantages of vegetable-heavy eating plans, consumers are embracing filling, flavorful ways to incorporate vegetables into more meals,” said Kathleen Triou, President and CEO of Fresh Solutions Network. “Potatoes have a high-satiety factor and are extremely versatile—making them the perfect addition to a vegetable-based diet plan that can not only improve overall health but can help relieve depression.”
At the meeting, Dr. Konstantinos Argyropoulos claimed that people who adhere to a Mediterranean diet are less likely to develop symptoms of depression later on in life. U.S. News and World Report calls the Mediterranean diet a "well-balanced eating plan." Healthline has also published a recent article about treating depression and anxiety with a vegetable-based diet, touting significant improvements in two separate studies. Another Healthline article has championed potatoes for health benefits, such as being rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants; can help with weight-loss by curbing hunger pains and cravings; and are naturally gluten-free.
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