Foods that battle depression
Did you know that the food we eat can improve or worsen mental health status? Let’s start with dark leafy greens. We have always been told to eat our vegetables, and we have watched popeye become superhuman as a result of eating spinach. I would like to paint a different cartoon for you. How about an average human being who struggles to get out of bed daily, struggles through life fatigued and worn down who suddenly has energy to tackle daily tasks, is energetic enough to be emotionally available for their family, and able to enjoy life again. Many researchers and professionals from the medical community suggest dark leafy vegetables attack cancerous and precancerous cells, fight against inflammation in the body, and contain vitamins A, C, E, K, minerals, and phytochemicals. Depression has been linked with inflammation of the the brain, therefore eating foods that reduce inflammation is a good idea. Walnuts and various seeds are high in omega 3’s which support brain function hence reducing symptoms of depression. According to Dr. Fuhrman, author of “Eat to Live” foods such as mushrooms, beans, tomatoes, onions, and berries are also effective in making symptoms of depression more manageable. Read Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s book titled “Eat to Live” and my book titled, “Yesterday You said Tomorrow. Make it Happen Today” to help improve physical and emotional well-being through nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle.