Food not suitable for depression


Simple carbohydrates and depression

Refined sugarRefined sugar is not recommended in case of depression.

Avoid foods that contain simple carbohydrates like sugar, excess honey or refined products. Although, at first, they can quell the anxiety of the brain, immediately afterwards, they incite the body to an uncontrollable desire to continue eating. (Craving for sweetness)

Therefore, they contribute to a very high consumption of empty calories, which usually consumed, can be responsible for the development of overweight or obesity.

Therefore, in the diet of depression, we must ignore the presence of foods containing this type of carbohydrates (refined sugars, sweets, cakes made with refined flour, sugary drinks, pasta made with refined flour, chocolate, pastries, Ice cream, etc.).

Coffee and depression

Some people say they feel better when they drink coffee. Other people feel more anxious after drinking drinks that contain caffeine such as coffee, tea, chocolate, or cola.

In general, specialists do not recommend drinking coffee or caffeinated beverages to people with depression because caffeine degrades serotonin that is necessary to maintain a personal state of confidence, well-being and balance.

When you are a good coffee drinker, you may also experience mild depression when you give up this habit. Similarly, the use of other stimulant drugs should be avoided.

Mate and depression

Although mate contains a lot of caffeine, many specialists recommend it for the treatment of depression because it contains other substances that are able to inhibit the enzyme that degrades serotonin.

Alcohol and depression

Alcohol is not suitable for people with depression. Alcohol interferes with medication for depression, is a major cause of insomnia and lowers blood glucose levels, making depressive people feel worse.

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

10 December, 2023

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