Foods that Help in Managing Depression

Source medicalnewstoday

Depression is not a disease, but  a medical state of mind in which you feel low and sad for a longer period of time. Though there are various ways to treat depression but even diet plays an extremely important role in managing it. According to studies people who consume a poor diet loaded with junk and trans-fats, are more likely to get depressed. So when in depression or sad you must consume a healthy diet and here are some foods that can help you

  • Grapes

As per studies, some compounds present in grapes might help kick off depression by targeting the mechanisms that lead to mental illness.

  • Banana

Bananas contain tryptophan and vitamin B6 that reduces the production of serotonin that is linked to depression. Serotonin helps calm nerves and keeps anxiety away.

  • Dark chocolate

When we are sad we feel like eating chocolate right? Dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids that will help boost up your mood. But make sure you are eating dark chocolate with high coco content and not milk chocolate.

  • Carrot

It contains beta carotene that naturally uplifts your mood. You can eat carrots in salads or have them in juice form.

  • Salmon

Salmon is loaded with Vitamin B6 so it is helpful in fighting depression. Chicken and dark green leaky also manage depression.

  • Blueberries

Foods that are rich in anti-oxidants like blueberries help in promoting eliminating negative thoughts and boost energy.

Walnuts

Walnuts get the edge when it comes to lessening the symptoms of depression because they also are one of the richest plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids. “The omega-3s in walnuts support overall brain health.

Tea

Researchers know that green tea is an incredibly rich source of antioxidants, but its depression-fighting properties can be traced to an amino acid known as theanine.

 

 

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