How to treat depression with natural resources
FOOD, PLANTS AND SUPPLEMENTS FOR DEPRESSION
A complete diet will help improve depression.
Foods suitable for depression
Adequate nutrition for depression is one that provides all the nutrients needed to help combat the symptoms of depression or prevent this disease.
Proper foods can help restore some of the neurotransmitters that are responsible for establishing proper communication between nerve cells.
Low levels of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin or noradrenaline, have been shown to be related to depressive symptoms.
Obesity and depression
In case of obesity, a balanced diet to lose weight will help improve self-esteem thus improving the disease. In these diets the foods listed below may be enhanced.
On the contrary, performing unbalanced, very strict diets or fasting diets are not recommended as they would make us to become more nervous.
Main antidepressant foods
Among the most valuable antidepressant components of food, we can mention the following:
Some antidepressant foods
VITAMINS TO AVOID DEPRESSION
Vitamin C or ascorbic acid for depression
Vitamin C is involved in the formation of neurotransmitters and is necessary for the proper functioning of the body. It has proven to be very useful for depression, especially for bipolar depression. On the other hand, this vitamin may reduce levels of vanadium, a mineral that has been found guilty of bipolar depression.
Major foods that contain vitamin C include: citrus fruits (lemons, oranges, kumquats, limes and grapefruits), vegetables such as borage, carrots, garlic and onions; And red fruits such as strawberries, papayas, raspberries, etc.
Vitamin C helps the formation of neurotransmitters.
Vitamin B for depression
- Folic acid (vitamin B9) is one of the best components to treat depression, as it increases the levels of serotonin. Foods rich in this component are: spinach, cashews, asparagus, oats, cabbage, peppers, oranges, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, apples, pears, almonds, potatoes, etc.
Although these foods do not contain the necessary amount, they may be especially recommended for the elderly, growing children.
* More information: Food rich in folic acid
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11 April, 2022