Women. Carbs. Depression. An article in Health Magazine bit.ly/1TlEHlf cites a study from The Journal of Clinical Nutrition that explores the relationship between carbohydrate consumption and depression in women over 50. It appears as if not only do women crave carbohydrates when they are depressed, but also that eating carbohydrates increases depression,irritability, anxiety, fatigue and even hunger. More studies need to be done, but a diet of whole grains, fruits,vegetables and protein is a sound plan for physical health. From a mental health perspective, if you feel robust, your mood is likely better and if you practice self-mastery you feel more in control.