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What to Eat When You’re Depressed

The science-backed benefits of low-effort, healthy food

InIn September, writer Alexander Hardy put out a call on Twitter for “quick and uncomplicated ‘depression meals,’” to help a young relative who was struggling. Hardy — who is also a teacher and mental health advocate — said his relative wanted ideas “for when she needs to eat something more nutritious than jelly…

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Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental