foods

Top foods to help fight depression


Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
Healthy 12-year-old girl dies shortly after receiving HPV vaccine
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
W.H.O. contradicts CDC, admits Ebola can spread via coughing, sneezing and by touching contaminated surfaces
Elliot Rodger, like nearly all young killers, was taking psychiatric drugs (Xanax)

Delicious
(NaturalNews) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 10 Americans experience depression, which can affect everything from the outcome of chronic health conditions to work productivity (1).

Many drugs are prescribed to alleviate the symptoms, however, rather than relying on such costly and potentially life-threatening options, a variety of foods can help banish depression.

Most people have seen images of a medicine cabinet filled with pill bottles alongside a refrigerator stocked with healthy fruits and vegetables, with wording that encourages thinking of fresh foods as nature's medicine cabinet. It's true. Fresh, whole foods have the ability to heal, mentally and physically. Here are top foods that can help people manage depression.

Best foods to fight depression

Cacao

Whatever the preferred form of cacao, whether powder or nibs, it's a wise choice that has been shown to boost moods. Studies have shown that cacao not only plays a role in helping others achieve better mental clarity, but that it has substances that trigger feel-good chemicals in the brain (2).

Maca

This amazing superfood has been associated with creating a decrease in feelings of hopelessness, while also improving memory and energy levels (2). It's thought that because consumption of maca boosts energy levels and encourages physical activity, that it may be beneficial for lethargic depression.

Bananas

This fruit contains melatonin, a hormone which is necessary to regulate sleep levels that are often put in a state of unbalance when one is in a depressed state (3). Bananas also have amino acids that are used by the brain to regulate mood.

Antioxidant-rich vegetables

It's no secret that vegetables provide a whole host of health benefits, and that incorporating more of them into diets is wise. However, it has been noted that eating vegetables that have the highest levels of antioxidants, such as spinach and kale, leads to improvements in mood (3).

Nuts

Omega-3 foods such as nuts can create a more stable mood, while also warding off anxiety, which many depressed people experience. Nuts like pecans and walnuts are high in these healthy fatty acids, making them an ideal choice to help regulate mood.

Sources for this article include:

(1) http://www.cdc.gov/features/dsdepression/

(2) http://www.naturalnews.com

(3) http://www.livestrong.com/article/39890-foods-can-anxiety-depression/

About the author:
A science enthusiast with a keen interest in health nutrition, Antonia has been intensely researching various dieting routines for several years now, weighing their highs and their lows, to bring readers the most interesting info and news in the field. While she is very excited about a high raw diet, she likes to keep a fair and balanced approach towards non-raw methods of food preparation as well.

Read more: http://rawandnaturalhealth.com/author/antoni...

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.