Well not exactly, but researchers in China have found that the amount of fibre you consume is inversely proportionate to feelings of depression. It is thought that this is a further confirmation of the gut brain axis. As there are about the same number of gut bacteria cells in the human body, as human cells, the effect of a happy gut can be significant.
The researchers analysed responses from 16807 adults aged 20 years and above. The intake of dietary fibre from cereals, vegetables and fruit fibre was compared against depressive symptoms from patient health questionnaires.
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