Pennsylvania: American medical experts have discovered that people who eat only 4.9 grams of mushrooms a day are also protected from depression.
The same research team of experts at Pennsylvania State University has previously discovered that eating mushrooms reduces the risk of cancer.
There was also some evidence that eating mushrooms can help prevent depression, but these have yet to be confirmed.
To find out, they conducted another study involving 24,699 Americans. The study participants were asked questions about their eating habits and diseases.
Considering the relationship between the use of mushrooms in food and depression, when they reviewed this information, they found that people who did not use mushrooms in their daily diet or included a very small amount of them in their diet, My depression was almost identical.
However, the average daily consumption of 4.9 grams of mushrooms was significantly lower in depression.
Scientists had hoped that with the increase in the number of mushrooms in daily use, the incidence of depression would also decrease, but this did not happen.
In contrast, they found that those who ate large amounts of mushrooms daily had the same level of depression as those who did not use mushrooms.
Although this discovery is surprising and unexpected, experts say that it shows that even a large amount of mushrooms in the daily diet is not only useful but a certain and measured amount is beneficial to us against depression.
Details of the study, published online in the latest issue of the Journal of Effective Disorders, are being prepared to further explore the benefits of mushrooms in depression.