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Healthy Foods That May Help Reduce Depression

Often times when we are depressed, we seek food to comfort us and make us feel better for a temporary amount of time. Most of the time, these foods are not healthy and leave us feeling lethargic. What if there were foods that could both comfort us and leave us feeling energized? The following are a list of foods may help us do so.

  • Nuts and Seeds: cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, peanuts etc. Nuts contain magnesium, which is a “feel good” chemical for the brain

 

  • Eggs: Eat eggs, and make sure you do not skip the yolk. The vitamin B and protein will help you feel energized for your day.

 

  • Fish: Salmon, anchovies, tuna, mackerel etc. These fishes are a great sources of protein, as well as helping stabilize the body’s blood sugar. The balance of sugar will in turn, help with a balance in mood.

 

  • Wheat Grains: barley, millet, teff, quinoa. These complex carbohydrates will increase the levels of serotonin in the brain.

 

Along with the foods previously mentioned, adding an active lifestyle with this will maximize your chances of becoming an overall happier person. Improving your physical health will help to improve your mental one.

 

 

Resources:

 http://healthyliving.msn.com/diseases/depression/5-foods-to-eat-when-youre-depressed-18

http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/diet-recovery

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Sep 24, 2013
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