Journal of Food Nutrition and Health

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Research Article - Journal of Food Nutrition and Health (2018) Volume 1, Issue 1

Vegetarian diet: A preventive for mental diseases.

Objective: Mental diseases cripple the human life. But for everyone a disease free life is desirable. Thus to avoid the unwanted situation, researchers are continuously looking for the remedy of the above. One of the ways for the same is to see whether by proper selection of daily food the desired goal can be reached. The objective of this work is to make a quantitative estimation of the amino acids supply per day from the diet chart proposed, because the amino acids play important role to safe guard against so many mental diseases. Actually, the medicines for mental illness contain high dose of amino acids while a mild dose can act as a preventive for the diseases. Method: In estimation of amino acids in a proposed diet, the quantities of tryptophan, methionine, lysine etc. in each item of the diet has been evaluated and added them up to get the daily intake of the acids. The amount of amino acids obtained thus far has been compared with the daily intake amount necessary to avoid mental diseases. Results: The result shows that the quantities of amino acids obtained daily from the proposed diet successfully cover the daily intake amount necessary to guard against some mental diseases. A comparison of the amount of amino acids obtained from the proposed diet with the medicinal doses for mental diseases shows that the former amount lags much behind the latter. Conclusion: From the result of investigation it may be concluded that from a proper choice of daily diet so many mental diseases could be avoided but when people are attacked with mental diseases diet alone cannot cure the diseases and hence medicinal therapy is urgent.

Author(s): Niyogi M

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