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Fight Depression with Natural ‘Anti-Depressants’

by TIMC, Thursday, August 31, 2017

Have you been having sleepless nights or anxiety attacks? You might be depressed or could be on the verge of developing depression, like every other person in this country. But people forbid talking about it, in this nation; however depression is just a disease like any other disease.

Depression is the inability to construct a future.
Such an orthodox approach proves fatal in depression. No, we won't suggest that you depend on allopathic anti-depressants for such cases. Instead, Sunita Chowdhury, chief dietician at BLK Super Specialty Hospital, and Tanu Arora, Head of the department at Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Aakash Healthcare suggests that food packed with vitamins, rich in antioxidants, nuts and green tea are some of the eatables that can help fight depression. Here is a list of items which are natural 'anti-depressant':

Food with Antioxidants

Fight Depression with Natural ‘Anti-Depressants’ Antioxidant rich foods are packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber and not only help the immune system fight diseases but also minimize cell damage and aging. These are all red, orange, yellow and green vegetables and fruits. Such food includes berries, oranges, bell peppers, broccoli, pumpkin, watermelon, pomegranate and green leafy vegetables like spinach, cucumber, tomato and beetroot.

Nuts

Fight Depression with Natural ‘Anti-Depressants’ All nuts, especially walnut, are thought to be good mood elevators as they contain omega-3 fatty acid. Researchers have shown that walnuts support proper brain function and reduce depression. All nuts are rich in phytochemical such as resveratrol and also vitamin E which keep one healthy.

Green Beverage

Fight Depression with Natural ‘Anti-Depressants’ Try green tea as it has antioxidant properties and also has an overall calming effect on the nervous system and so helps hold off stress and depression. And avoid indulging in alcohol, caffeine, processed and high fat foods, carbonated beverages, soda and too many sweets.

Omega 3

Fight Depression with Natural ‘Anti-Depressants’ Having good sources of omega 3, vitamin, Selenium, tryptophan, Beta carotene in the diet helps the body to build a strong immune system which fights depression. You can get them naturally in fish, including salmon and tuna. Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act, so step up in this fight against depression by eating right.

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