The Mediterranean Diet
This diet consists of adding more greens, starches (legumes and whole grains), fish, and unsaturated fats (olive oil and omega-3). Notice the lack of red meat in the diet? That was probably the cause of your mental health issues. A 12-week study in 2017 on clinically depressed individuals who tried the diet found that their symptoms improved significantly. This is supported by another earlier study in 2016 who found that individuals who incorporated the diet are 50% less likely to develop depression. This is definitely foregrounding the phrase ‘you are what you eat’ so take note of that!