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"Foods That Help Fight Depression." by: Alex Fir | Article ID: #D010

Foods That Help Fight Depression

Every person has the blues from time to time. But when they take place on a more frequent basis, you should be worried. You can adjust your diet to help stabilize your mood. It is crucial to eat meals at regular intervals with the purpose of keeping your serotonin levels in check. It is a chemical in the brain that has a calming effect. High-quality nutrition is the best defense for fighting depression.

Here are some food ideas to help you fight depression.

Carbohydrates play role in the production of serotonin and lack of carbohydrates can lead to changes in your mood.

Salmon and mackerel are a great choice, because they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These acids also help prevent stroke and heart disease and may help in the prevention of some cancers. Salmon also contains selenium, which is an essential antioxidant mineral. You should eat wild salmon, given that it contains more omegas than farmed, or Atlantic, salmon.

Several studies confirmed that people who suffer from depression also have lower levels of the vitamin E. Canola oil is rich in vitamin E. It is a healthier alternative for sautéing foods and vegetables.

Dark green vegetables such as spinach and peas are high in folate. It is a substance that has a key role in the production of serotonin. Eat fresh vegetables, because canned versions usually have lower nutritional value. Legumes are also rich in folate.

Chickpeas are rich in iron, vitamin E and fiber. To prepare a simple snack, mix a can of drained and rinsed chickpeas with some minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, and olive or canola oil in your blender. You can add salt, pepper or other spices that you prefer.

Chicken and turkey are both rich in vitamin B6, which also has an important role in serotonin production.

At the end, if you’ve been dealing with the symptoms of depression for some time, you need to contact your doctor.

About The Author

Alex Fir shares a wealth of information on his website Depression Help Center. If you want to learn more about depression treatment go to http://www.depression-help-center.info/blog/

 

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