Treating Depression with Diet
With the winter months almost done it is a good time to brush up on diet and get some extra fresh air and exercise to keep your mood in check. No Wives Tales Involved, It’s Scientifically Proven.
Here are some fantastic Ingredients to help stave of the Blues and add to your shopping basket.
MOOD BOOSTING FOODS
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They are known to stimulate which helps the brain avoid depression.
High in vitamin B, gluten can cause big highs followed by big lows if you are gluten sensitive.
If vitamin c in the body is high, research has found the body calms down faster.
Coffee is high in antioxidants and research shows a 10 percent decrease in depression when consumed.
DARK GREEN VEGGIES
Have high levels of carotenoids and can assist in distressing the body.
GRASS FED MEAT
Grass fed meat if consumed regularly can assist the risk of depression 50 percent.
Not just Kimchee, Kombuchi, Saurekraut and Miso. Add Kefir, Rejuvalac in many different forms to add the good bacteria into your gut. Studies show 95% of serotonin is made in the gut and these babies assist good gut health.
ORANGE AND YELLOW FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
Have high levels of carotenoids, a recent study found that people who consume high levels are also more optimistic about the future.
Is a wheat free grain high in protein which is good for vegetarians that has been shown to assist gluten free withdrawals.
SALMON, SARDINES AND MACKEREL
Are rich in vitamin D, research has shown woman who suffer from depression suffer greater levels if they have a lack vitamin D.
Research show that people with too high levels of protein are at a higher risk depression, the high folate content of spinach is known to help lower the inflammatory chemical in the body known as c reactive protein. Its all about balance.
OLIVES/ OLIVE OIL
High in omega 3s. The Mediterranean diet has a 30 percent decrease in depression which olives and oils are a major feature.
So do something good for yourself and your loved ones today not just lip service, get creative with some of the Ingredients above for a healthy and happier week ahead.
Listen to your Gut, give yourself time to listen to your body and your feelings. Only allow 10 minutes to WORRY, then plan action to change what you can and not worry about what you cannot.
If depression and anxiety persist, be kind to yourself and see your doctor for options deal with the issues.