What Causes Depression?

  • It can be genetic, or a person can be born with
  • Personal trauma
  • Social issues as per previous bad relationship or conflict with family, friends or partner
  • Depression as a side effect from taking medications

What are the Symptoms of Depression?

Not everyone who is depressed has the same symptoms and is experiencing everything. Some experience few, some many. The depression symptoms vary from individual to individual and also vary over time.

If you are experiencing few of the following symptoms, than there are huge chances that you are depressed:

  • Continuously sad, anxious or empty mood
  • Feeling guilty, helpless or worthless
  • Feelings of pessimism
  • Decreased energy and fatigue
  • Decreased sexual appetite
  • Loss of interest in hobbies
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering and making decisions
  • Insomnia
  • Weight Loss
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Unexplained aches and pains

Dealing with the depressions is not an easy process, because it also affects the family members and friends. However, doing nothing is the worst case scenario.

Many different foods have been proven to increase the mood and including them in a diet can prevent the depression in natural way.

The following foods can increase the effect of antidepressants and prevent depression on long run:

  1. Green Tea

Tea consumption, particularly green tea, is linked with reducing the chances of getting depression. Rich with antioxidants and amino acids, green tea can help you overcome depression in natural manner.

Take 3-4 cups daily.

  1. Almonds

Rich with magnesium, the almonds help production of serotonin (“feels good brain chemical’). Low level of magnesium is related to depression and other disorders.

Take around 23 almonds daily.

  1. Salmon

Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, therefore it improves blood circulation and reduces risk of heart disease.

  1. Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate increases serotonin levels which give almost same result as antidepressants.

Take 1 to ½ ounces of dark chocolate a day.

  1. Bananas

Bananas contain high level of tryptophan which raises the body serotonin, and it is only one mood booster. Rich with B vitamins, the bananas can make significant change in your life

Take one banana followed by a glass of milk before going to bed and enjoy sleep.

  1. Avocados

Rich with omega-3 fatty acids, avocados are great choice for people suffering from depression. The omega-3 might increase the grey matter in the brain which is responsible for regulating emotions.

Try to eat ½ or 1 avocado per day, by including in salads or smoothies.

  1. Blueberries

Rich with antioxidants, the blueberries can support normal brain functioning, improve the cognitive function and generate growth of new brain cells.

Blueberries contain B-Complex, selenium, zinc and potassium.

  1. Spinach

Never ignore the spinach. Great superfood which can help you fight the depression. Rich with magnesium, zinc, folic acid the spinach can ensure proper functioning of the nerves and the muscles.

Use spinach in your salad or include as a part of your daily smoothie.

This post is published with official approval of the original publishers www.healthyfoodcourt.com linked below.

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