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According to Kathie Swift, Co-Director of the Food as Medicine program of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C., by selecting foods for meals and snacks that contain a balance of several beneficial nutritive elements, people can create a "depression defense portfolio" that strengthens the brain and body in ways that boost emotional health.
"The choice you make at the plate absolutely influences how you're going to feel," says Swift. "Food is a very powerful modifier when it comes to depression and the brain."