Legume and nut consumption in relation to depression, anxiety and psychological distress in Iranian adults.

Year Published: 2020


Eur J Nutr


Anjom-Shoae J, Sadeghi O, Keshteli AH, Afshar H, Esmaillzadeh A, Adibi P


This Iranian study looked at the relationship between nut and legume consumption and measures of brain health in 3,172 adults between 18-55 years old. The measures examined included depression, anxiety, and distress.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Results showed that regular nut/legume consumption was associated with a 66% lower risk of anxiety in men. This relationship was not found in women, however.