Anti Depression Diet
This healthy anti depression diet will help you fight stress, stabilize your mood and relieve emotional heaviness. It doesn't target the weight loss like most of the diets today, however, it will help you regain both your emotional and physical health all at once.
The duration of this diet is 3 to 7 days.
Although this stress relief diet will not solve the initial problems, which led you to depression, it will give your healthy dietary guidelines that contribute to emotional comfort , satisfaction and relieve stress.
This healthy diet includes special foods, that facilitate the production of the ‘feel happy’ hormone serotonin.
Those foods contain sufficient supply of vitamin E, B vitamins, and natural antidepressants such as folic acid, selenium, and tryptophan.
Anti depression Diet Recommended Foods
- Chicken, turkey, beef liver, fish (tuna fish, trout, salmon, sardines), seafood;
- Fresh milk and fermented dairy products, cheese;
- Vegetables (carrot, bell peppers, leeks, tomatoes, peas, celery, asparagus, summer squash);
- Fruits (bananas, citrus fruits, kiwi) and berries (black currant, cranberry);
- Beans (chick peas, lentils);
- Whole grains, nuts;
- Herbs (rosemary, tarragon, basil, parsley, mint);
- Dark chocolate.
Foods to avoid
- Refined sugar
- Artificial sweeteners
- All processed food
- Hydrogenated oils
- Food coloring
- Artificial flavors
- Fast food
- Breakfast: 1 hard-boiled egg, 1 whole wheat toast with 1 slice of low fat cheese, 1 cup of herbal tea with 1 oz of dark chocolate.
- Snack: 1 cup of fruit salad, 1 cup of low fat yogurt with nuts.
- Supplement: Omega 3 fatty acids
- Lunch: turkey breast with roasted vegetables, 1 small Greek salad, bananas with whipped cream.
- Snack: 1 cup of mint tea, 1 whole wheat toast with black currant jelly or jam.
- Dinner: trout baked with cheese, steamed asparagus, 1 cup of hot chocolate.
- Before going to sleep: St. John's wort extract.
And last but not least: do not forget to exercise and spend time outdoors away from our modern stressful life!