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Foods for Depression

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

World Health Organization reports more than 264 million people have been suffering from depression globally. Some of the symptoms of depression may include lack of interest in life, lethargy, and sadness.

You may combat depression in a number of ways. A study showed that after taking nutritional counselors' advice and following a healthy diet for more than 12 weeks, an improvement was seen in people showing symptoms of moderate-to-severe depression. You may see an improvement in your mental health and may see a positive impact on your overall health.

Making some changes to your diet may help combat depression. You may show higher levels of optimism, focus, energy, positivity, and interest in life.

Oily Fish

You may find Vitamin D in oily fish such as sardines, salmon, mackerel, light tuna, and herring. Research indicates that in controlling mood and warding off depression, Vitamin D may play a significant role. Reducing exhaustion and improving cardiac function are other health benefits.

If you 're short on energy, you may see an increase in the risk of getting irritated, which may contribute to a host of other negative behaviors. And, especially if you are dealing with depression, this is not the path that you want to tread on.

People receive much of their Vitamin D from the sunlight, but it's also essential to use dietary sources. Other sources may include fortified dairy products, egg yolks, and beef liver. Always check the label when it comes to egg yolks, as the amount of Vitamin D in them may vary.


If you struggle with depression, eating vegetables may help.

Darker leafy vegetables produce folate, and people with depression have a lower dietary level of folate than those not having depression.

They also have Vitamins A, C, E, and K. That may provide you with a range of health benefits, such as sustaining the brain's function and improving the body's natural resistive forces.

It might help boost your mood when adding some spinach, kale, or arugula into your diet. You may use broccoli, cabbage, or asparagus if you aren't a fan of any of them.


Omega-3 fatty acids are rich in protein and may help in keeping blood sugar levels normal. They are often referred to as vital fats since they may not be created inside the human body, unlike some other compounds, and therefore it's important that you take them into your diet.

Walnuts are rich in omega-3 and are considered to support brain function and reduce blood pressure.

A study found that people who ate about half a cup of walnuts per day have seen a drop of 26 percent in depression levels.

Incorporating omega-3 in your diet, such as walnuts, may help you in fighting depression.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Weston, Fla.

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