What foods can help fight depression?

May 4, 2021  09:41

Dark chocolate, fatty fish, and egg yolks are some of the foods that dietitians say can help combat depressed moods.

According to The Daily Mail, nutritionist Julie Hodgson said dark chocolate is rich in magnesium and helps calm the nervous system. Avocados, almonds, and cashews have a similar effect.

In turn, nutritionist Louise Wilcoxon recommended eating more mackerel and salmon, which are rich in healthy fats and can relieve symptoms of depression. These types of fish contain omega-3 fatty acids that help the brain function properly.

Egg yolks, according to experts, also improve mood, as they are rich in vitamin D, which has a positive effect on brain function.

When taking antidepressants, experts recommend increasing your intake of protein-rich foods. In particular, it is recommended to eat more turkey, beef, and greens. Also, experts advise enriching the diet with foods containing vitamin B - spinach and cabbage are well suited for this. Do not forget that food should be enjoyable, so you should not deny yourself, for example, your favorite desserts.

Nutritionists remind that proper nutrition is not a substitute for complete therapy. Therefore, in the event of symptoms of depression, it is recommended to consult a specialist.

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