How to fight depression naturally with food
For example, citrus fruits and kiwis are high in vitamin C. They help prevent fatigue and feelings of sadness, so incorporating them in your diet solve depression. Similarly, milk, cheese, yogurt and squid are high in calcium, which are essential ingredients to balance mood, so the lack of calcium causes feelings of fatigue.
The green vegetables, legumes (lentils, peas, beans) and nuts have high levels of iron, which are essential to eliminate the symptoms of depression. Red meat is also a good source of iron, so it also helps in combating fatigue and indifference leading to depression. These foods are also of particular interest to athletes who have a higher risk of deficiency due to frequent exercise.
Fish, bananas, almonds and nuts, and seeds (especially sesame and pumpkin) contain phenylalanine and tryptophan; the amino acids that are essential for the brain to produce serotonin and dopamine, which stimulate the transmitters for physical and mental activity. Similarly, chocolates also raise levels of phenylethylamine, a chemical element with stimulatory effects on the brain, very similar to euphoria and excitement, and thus increase serotonin levels. (more…)