Fish: Not just good for weight loss
Fish is well known as a staple part of a healthy weight loss diet, but what is less known is that it can have positive effects on people's mood.
Researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine have just revealed that Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in many types of fish, can control the moods of those suffering from bipolar disorder.
Not only this, but regular consumption of these types of acids can prevent bipolar disorder from developing and can also help with alcoholism.
"There is now substantial evidence at the molecular level that Omega-3 fatty acids work on the brain in ways similar to psychiatric drugs," said lead author of the study Dr Alexander Niculescu, associate professor of psychiatry Indiana University School of Medicine.
The study has been published in the Nature Publishing Group journal Translational Psychiatry.
Last year, fitness instructor to the stars James Duigan told the Mirror that fish and vegetables are the "gold standard in losing weight".
Could fish feature more in your diet?