Approximately 6.7% of adults in America have depression at any given time. While there are plenty of prescriptions out there to treat depression, not everyone needs to resort to prescriptions. In fact, some people can actually treat depression simply by changing their diets. The Adventurous Writer has a great list of six such foods to help you treat depression naturally and inexpensively. Among them: sardines, skim milk, edamame, black berries and beans. The site has the full list along with the biological reasons they can help treat depression.
If you’ve been experiencing depression, you might want to give these foods a try before you seek professional help, though it is important to note that not everyone will find success simply by eating differently.
Sardines – Sardines are a low contaminant fish, high in both Vitamin D and Omega-3′s.
Skim Milk – Low levels of folic acid and vitamin B are connected to depression, though doctors haven’t nailed down the exact link.
Edamame – Going out for sushi? Order edamame! Commonly found in China and Japan, edamame is baby soybeans served whole.
Blackberries – Blackberries, blueberries and strawberries are high in polyphenols, which are a category of flavonoids.
Beans, Legumes and Soy – Black beans, soybeans, split peas and tofu are among the “bean and pea” family of foods that fight disease, which makes them a perfect food for depression.
Ground Flaxseed – Ground flaxseeds are better than whole flaxseeds because they offer more omega-3 fatty acids, which increase serotonin levels.
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