What Foods Help Depression?

Octo­ber 24, 2017, 19:07

Foods rich in nutri­ents help us to fight blues, apa­thy, lethar­gy and a decrease in tone.

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So that autumn depres­sion doesn’t even get close to you, we advise you to include this “lucky five” in your diet!

1. Bananas

They con­tain tryp­to­phan, an essen­tial amino acid nec­es­sary for the pro­duc­tion of the “hor­mone of joy” (sero­tonin). With a lack of this sub­stance, increased irri­tabil­i­ty, sleep dis­tur­bances, and mem­o­ry loss are observed. It is not pro­duced by our body on its own, so it must be “fed”. Tryp­to­phan syn­the­sis is facil­i­tat­ed by B vit­a­mins, vit­a­min C, mag­ne­sium and zinc, so in addi­tion to the banana anti­de­pres­sant diet, foods con­tain­ing these sub­stances (legumes, rice, eggs, cere­als, fruits) should be includ­ed in the diet.

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2. Fish

Eat tuna, salmon, sar­dines or mack­er­el at least 2 times a week. They are rich in omega‑3 fat­ty acids, which are essen­tial for over­com­ing depres­sion. It is no coin­ci­dence that in coun­tries where res­i­dents con­stant­ly eat a lot of fish, the sui­cide rate due to depres­sion is much low­er than in tra­di­tion­al­ly “meat” regions. By the way, fish con­tains both tryp­to­phan men­tioned above and vit­a­min D.

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3. Chocolate

One of the most pop­u­lar deli­cious “anti­de­pres­sants” that many indulge them­selves instinc­tive­ly, with­out even think­ing about what it con­tains that is use­ful for mood. After all, it was estab­lished empir­i­cal­ly: I ate a piece of choco­late — and my heart some­how imme­di­ate­ly became more fun! Per­haps the point here is in the brand­ed “bou­quet”: both tryp­to­phan, and caf­feine, also theo­bromine, and glu­cose — all this invig­o­rates, helps to turn on activ­i­ty.

Read also: 5 changes that will occur in the body after giv­ing up sug­ar

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4. Citrus

Fresh veg­eta­bles and fruits gen­er­al­ly well com­pen­sate for the lack of vit­a­mins A and C in the body. Car­rots, toma­toes, pump­kins, apples — and, of course, oranges and tan­ger­ines are espe­cial­ly good at this task. Vit­a­min C, found in abun­dance in cit­rus fruits, will relieve ner­vous­ness and depres­sion.

Read also: Top 7 most dif­fi­cult foods for the body

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5. Nuts

Nuts con­tain mag­ne­sium. This ele­ment helps to cope with anx­i­ety, relieve irri­tabil­i­ty, increase the body’s resis­tance to stress fac­tors. This is the most impor­tant min­er­al sub­stance with which he fights stress. And nuts are one of the best sources of mag­ne­sium. Along with legumes, broc­coli, spinach, buck­wheat and oth­er cere­als. Add some nuts to sweet nat­ur­al por­ridge for break­fast — and the body will thank you!

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