Food items for Depression: THIS is how these food items can help you with depression

A depressed person should seek help and there's nothing wrong with it. Apart from seeking help, these food items if added to the diet, can help too. No food item can cure depression, but it can help make the person feel better.
Food items for Depression: THIS is how these food items can help you with depressionFood items for Depression: THIS is how these food items can help you with depression

Talking about mental health is still considered a taboo in India. Depression, anxiety, nervousness, etc. are related to mental health. And people who are going through a stressful period don't share what they feel with others, because not everyone understands what depression or anxiousness is. Depression is a term which is casually used by people without thinking twice about its severity.

Most of us feel sad, lonely, or stressed at times. It's a normal reaction to loss, life's struggles, or an injured self-esteem. But when these feelings become overwhelming, cause physical symptoms, and last for long periods, they can keep you from leading a normal, active life. That's when you need to visit a good doctor for help. And visiting a doctor for not feeling good mentally is completely okay and normal. Science, also suggests that sometimes making some diet changes can also make you feel better. Going to a doctor is a must, and seeking help is important too, but these food items when added to your diet can also help with depression. 

 

Here's how food items can help with depression:

 

1. Leafy green veggies

 

Leafy green veggies can be really helpful when it comes to fighting depression. Leafy greens like spinach, kale, cabbage and broccoli are high in Vitamin C, beta-carotene, and folate. For optimal brain health, most recommendations suggest eating a serving of leafy greens daily. 

 

 

2. Walnuts

 

Walnuts are not only good for the heart, but they are also good for the overall health. They are packed with a combo of omega-3s, vitamin E and antioxidants. And these nutrients can help with depression. 

 

 

 

 

3. Lean proteins

 

Eating a sufficient amount of protein is not just related to muscles, not getting enough could potentially impact mental health. Research that suggests that low levels of B12, a vitamin predominantly found in animal protein sources, may put an individual at higher risk for suffering from depression. Hence, it's imperative to add an adequate amount of lean protein to your daily diet. 

 

 

4. Beans

 

Beans are known for their high-fibre content. Eating high-fibre content not only promotes a healthy digestive tract, but it may also make you less prone to depression. Research suggests that depression develops as a result of inflammation in the brain that triggers altered neurotransmitters. Some strains of good bacteria use soluble fibre to produce short-chain fatty acids in the gut which have an anti-inflammatory effect. All beans ranging from black beans to chickpeas are good soluble fibre sources. 

 

 

5. Blueberries

 

Berries, in general, are great food choices, but blueberries are known as one of the superfoods. They are packed with high levels of vitamin C and polyphenols.

 

 

These compounds act as antioxidants protecting brain cells from harmful free radicals and promoting proper brain functioning, especially during stressful periods. No food item can cure depression, but these food items can help you to feel better. 

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