Ward Off Depression With Healthy Diet

Stress or more severe, depression make  our life seem to be breathless and gloomy all times. In fact, there are many advices on stress remedies. Unfortunately, it is difficult to have an absolute treatment for depression because this symptoms easily re-exist when having any life change. We often hear about the diet can control stress, emotional disorder and depression, but no certain foods can cure depression. Eating a specific and well-balanced diet may reduce depression. Specifically, nutritionists suggested that your diet should high in:

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids links with depression, said scientists. The less Omega-3 fatty acids involved in diet, the higher incidence of depression. Omega-3 fatty acids often found in seafood have plenty of known health benefits, including possibly helping slowing the growth of cancerous tumor. To make sure you’re getting enough, eat fish, especially salmon and tuna, as part of a balanced diet. Nuts and dark green leafy vegetables are also good sources of omega-3s.


Eating foods that are high in carbohydrates (such as pastas and breads) naturally raises the amount of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is known as a element helps drop anxiety and makes us calm down effectively. Whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables supply carbs as well as fiber and nutrients without a lot of extra sugar.

Vitamin D

Like carb, Vitamin D has also been shown to increase the levels of serotonin present in the brain, but it is unclear precisely how much vitamin D is the right amount. The strongest research points to vitamin D being particularly helpful in relieving the effects of seasonal affective disorder. Speak to your doctor to determine is taking a supplement or trying to increase the vitamin D in your diet is right for you.


Selenium deficiencies can cause depression. Selenium helps not only decreasing feelings of depression but also being healthy for our body. Selenium can be found in nuts, whole grains, beans, seafood and lean meats. Too much selenium can be toxic, however, so talk to your doctor before taking any selenium supplements.

 Eating well and living healthy! There are something your body is requiring and you should know how important a timely diet, living without stress will be no longer out of your control.

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.


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