Did you know that eating healthier foods gives you a fighting advantage to get rid of anxiety and depression? On the other hand eating a diet of processed food does more harm to your body because they are high in sugars, unhealthy fats and additives.
At the time of this writing we have the Presidential election, the corona virus, many people are working from home and home schooling their children at the same time. Whew! We need all the help we can get, right? So reaching for the right foods in times of strife will nourish your body and mind.
There are approximately 10 times as many bacterial cells as human cells in the body. These bacteria serve many purposes including digesting the food we consume and even regulating your immune system.
This means that maintaining a healthy gut bacteria and overall diet can improve your mood.
So What Can I Eat?
Studies show that dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, and Swiss chard decrease inflammation, which has been linked to depression. Nuts are another powerhouse used to fight depression. The omega 3 fatty acids found in most nuts can reduce the symptoms of depression. Decreasing daily sugar intake can also help. Excess sugar in the diet decreases a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which can lead to depression if there is not enough of it being produced.
Though symptoms of anxiety and depression vary wildly among individuals, often these symptoms can follow someone for months if not years, slowly wearing your body down.
Here are a few simple examples of foods that can help lift your mood:
Fatty fish: “Fatty fish” may not sound appealing, but they are the tastiest and healthiest sea foods. Oily fish such as salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel, and trout are full of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 is a fatty acid highly connected to cognitive function (think brain food). Salmon and sardines are also a great choice being the few foods containing vitamin-D.
Now if you don’t like fish or if you really want to ramp up your mood get a bottle of Bio-Mega DHA. Some of my patients have really noticed a decrease in depression using this nutritional supplement. You can get it here.
Eggs: You probably already know this, but egg yolks are a great source of vitamin-D as well. They are a complete protein, which simply means they contain all the amino acids that your body needs to regenerate.
Brazil nuts: Often those suffering from mood disorders have a heightened level of inflammation. Brazil nuts are high in Selenium, an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. They prevent cell damage. They are loaded with vitamin E which helps prevent depression. Brazil nuts are also anti-carcinogenic which can help prevent cancers from developing.
Pumpkin seeds: Potassium is needed to regulate your electrolyte balance and manage blood pressure.
By: Steven Sonmore
Title: Conquer Anxiety and Depression With Healing Foods
Sourced From: www.orientalmedcare.com/2020/11/02/conquer-anxiety-and-depression-with-healing-foods/
Published Date: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 14:30:31 +0000
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