Eating a healthier diet, may help young adults who are battling depression.

Researchers studied 76 University students, who were exhibiting moderate to high symptoms of depression. 

Those who followed a healthier diet for three weeks, showed a significant improvement in mood and had lower anxiety. 

The scientists at Australia's Macquarie University followed up with 33 participants three months later. Those who maintained a healthy diet, still showed improvement in their mood. 

Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy foods, lean meats, poultry and fish can go a long way toward lowering your risk of physical health problems. 

Although no single nutrient or eating plan can cure depression, good overall nutrition is essential for your mental well-being.