Depression is the state of mind that occurs naturally due to anger or tension. There is no food present that actually combat depression. However, a healthy eating can help reduce depression in many ways. Whenever we eat food, which makes us happy, reduces tension therefore reducing depression. Blood is the main part of our body whose healthiness keeps us active and healthy. Pituitary gland in brain release hormones in blood that stimulate the sense of feeling in our body. It makes us feel angry, sad, happy or bored. If we take foods that make our brain strong, and blood healthy, it can combat depression.
In order to have healthy blood eat things containing iron. An apple a day keeps the doctor away and a glass of milk everyday keeps u away from hospital. Foods enriched in anti-oxidants are very helps control free radicals in the blood. Anti-oxidants enriched foods are those, which are source of beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E. Food that are source of beta-carotene are apricots, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, collards, peaches, pumpkin, spinach, sweet potato. Vitamin C containing foods are blueberries, broccoli, grapefruit, kiwi, oranges, peppers, potatoes, strawberries, tomato. Vitamin E is present in margarine, nuts and seeds, vegetable oils, wheat germ. Some fruits that also reduce depression are dates, papaya, banana, mango, pineapple and grapefruit.
What things depress us, which related to our body? Hair fall, unhealthy skin, weak eyesight etc. is the answer. If we take healthy diet, it can be cured therefore reducing depression. However environmental effects are also there, which increases depression but a healthy person have an efficient immune system to handle it.
Mood-effecting chemical present in our body is serotonin. It connects the carbohydrates and mood. If the carbohydrates level decreases in our body it may indicates low level of serotonin causing depression. Whole grain foods enriched in carbohydrates helps reduce depression. Food enriched in proteins also combat depression. Tyrosine is an amino acid (protein) that boosts dopamine and norepinephrine increasing body energy. Valuable source of proteins are beans, peas, lean beef, low-fat cheese, fish, milk, poultry, soy-products and yogurt. Do not take protein-carrying foods at night before sleep. It disturbs sleep and if you do not sleep well depression increases automatically.
Vitamin D is necessary for body to absorb all the nutrients essential for body. People who are deficient in vitamin D are unable to absorb all those nutrients. This makes them unhealthy which certainly leads to the depression. Sun is the major source of vitamin D.
In addition to good diet, prevent diet and avoid such things that trigger depression. Take a deep sleep. This helps generate and repair body cells. Reduce eating food that restricts sleep, for example a cup of coffee or tea at night, Diet containing proteins also hinders sleep because it takes time to digest. Eat protein-enriched food in noon or daytime.
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