Before we start it’s better to know what causes depression and what exactly it is. Depression is a mental state disorder which leads to persistent sadness, frequent mood swings, loss of interest in routine activities etc. People may face different phases or types of depression in life. Sometimes it comes in mild severity but becomes more serious if it persists for longer. Symptoms of depression varies in different people like- anger, sadness, social disconnect, insomnia, aggressiveness, suicidal tendency, fatigue, decreased energy, low self-esteem, loss of confidence, crying suddenly, disturbed appetite and many more. Now, we will discuss what the reasons which may cause depression are, it is a complex question though. Sometimes it may happen due to disturbance in relationship, major financial losses, incurable or chronic illness, loss of confidence, physical appearance teasing, genetic and sometimes one may suffer for no reasons. Certain medication also increases this tendency in people. If you have a strong will power to fight with this depression you can certainly get rid of this very soon. While in depression you may feel to isolate yourself but indulge yourself in small activities of your interest and surround yourself with people who make you feel happy and energetic. Set small goals and try to achieve them rather than completing all the task at once. Depression is curable. Besides these steps, food also plays a vital role in healing depression. There is no magic diet which treat the symptoms of depression for sure but what you eat and drink definitely affect how you feel. Let’s have a look which ingredients can work as antidepressants. The diet rich in omega- 3 fatty acids, vitamin B, vitamin D, zinc, folate, antioxidants, and serotonin are helpful in the state of depression.
Sources of these nutrition are as below
.Whole grain -magnesium
. Dark green leafy vegetables- vitamin b6, folic acid
. Carrots-vitamins beta carotene
. Walnut- omega 3 fatty acids
. Salman and tuna fish-omega 3 fatty acids
. Lean organ meat
. Peppers – vitamin c and antioxidants
. Broccoli – vitamin c, beta carotene
. Drinking plenty of water also helps.
. Dark chocolates-it raises endorphin
. Quinoa – flavonoid.
As you can see, in this way a modified diet based on natural produce whole grains and nutrient rich ingredients may help to boost your mood and reduce the risk of depression. But one should avoid processed food, refined grains, junk food, sugar intakes, simple carbs and oily food. But above all of these thanks nothing can beat effect of strong will power and positive thinking.
Try to radiate positivity!!!