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Foods That Help Beat Depression
Depression is a debilitating mood disorder. It needs treatment and there are no two ways about
it. Psychotherapies and other pharmacological treatments can help an individual fight depression.
Numerous studies have indicated that alternative treatments, such as exercise, meditation and
yoga, can help a person reduce the symptoms of depression by building positive energy within the
mind and body.
Eating certain food items
is another approach to
fight depression that
most people tend to
ignore. The food that one
eats can affect the
biochemist and author
Shawn Talbot once said,
“Diet plays a huge role in
depression.” And it really
nutritious food can help
beat the blues and build a
renewed energy in the
Some of the food items that help ward off depression are:
1. Walnuts: Walnuts are one of the best plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Many
researchers have proved that walnuts help reduce depressive symptoms. Moreover,
walnuts also help in reigniting memory prowess and enhancing thought processes.
2. Green tea: Green tea has the ability to increase serotonin level in the brain due to the
presence of amino acid L-theanine. Serotonin is an active ingredient of many depressioncuring medicines.
3. Avocados: Avocados are rich in vitamins such as Vitamin K, Vitamin B (B-5, B-6 and B-9),
along with being high in fiber and low in sugar. They also contain fat which helps the brain
function properly. However, one should watch the portion and should not consume more
4. Leafy green vegetables: Leafy green vegetables should be a part of everyone’s diet plan.
Apart from being healthy, they contain antioxidants, vitamins - A, C, E and K - and minerals.
They help in having a healthier, calmer and an active mind.
5. Whole grains: The fiber-rich carbohydrates present in whole grains are beneficial for
people suffering from depression. Whole grains, oats, whole wheat pasta, etc., have
carbohydrates that help improve moods and bring in a sense of positivity.
6. Berries: All kinds of berries, such as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, have high
antioxidant content. They help in reducing inflammation and memory loss, and in
enhancing cognition. Their beneficial compounds help reduce symptoms of stress and
7. Chocolates: Chocolates are great at enhancing moods. They are metabolized by the body
to form serotonin that helps a person keep calm. However, if you are watching your weight,
don’t go overboard on indulgence.
8. Low-fat dairy products: Dairy products that are low in fat help fight symptoms of
depression. They are rich in calcium and vitamin D and contain proteins that help redeem
a sense of happiness and well-being. So, a little indulgence in low-fat cheese, skim milk and
yogurt is just fine and can help beat the blues.
Healthy food can boost treatment process
The right mix of food can help an individual boost energy and fight symptoms of depressive
episodes. Proper nutrition is important for the brain to function in the most effective manner.
Good food can provide the needed nutrition for both the body and the mind.
If you or your loved one is fighting the odds of depression, you don’t have to fret anymore. The
Depression Treatment Centers of California can provide the best depression treatment in California
with customized plans for recovery. There are numerous depression treatment centers in California
that provide various therapeutic modalities and administer the one that suits your needs. You may
call at our 24/7 helpline number 855-678-0400 to speak with one of our depression treatment
specialists to look for the best depression center in California.
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