Thursday, December 28, 2017
FOODS THAT HELP DEPRESSION (6-10)
(6) COFFEE You can feel motivated by a jolt of caffeine. Some studies suggest that if you have postpartum depression or panic disorder, it may make your symptoms worse. Although they do not know why, other researchers say a cup of coffee can lower your risk of getting depression. (7) LEAFY VEGGIES Packed with folate, this helps your brain cells to work well and may protect against depression. Enriched grains like pasta and rice have the vitamin B9 added to them by food manufacturers in the U.S. Also, you can get it from asparagus, lentils, and lima beans. (8) SALMON Fish like herring and tuna are high in polyunsaturated fats. Researchers feel that polyunsaturated fats can help fight depression. Omega-3 fatty acids is one of those fats that may help brain cells use chemicals that can affect your mood. People who were not depressed, a few small studies show, had higher levels of omegs-3s than those with the mood disorder. (9) CAUTION: ALCOHOL Although it might seem like just the thing to take the edge off your worries or make you more social, it is best if you drink wine, beer, and mixed drinks only in moderation. Heaving drinking can make depression symptoms worse over time. Alcohol makes your brain less active. Mixed with antidepressants, it lowers the effectiveness of the medication. CAUTION: JUNK FOOD These processed foods can be bad for your mood. Scientists have studied how you are affected by a diet high in sugar, simple carbohydrates, and fatty foods. Some link was found between these unhealthy foods and depression.