I have done some research on what I can do to help my depression and anxiety. I found that food can be a great tool... Yes food. Here is what I found out. Yes it works!
I have done some research to be sure I was going to give you accurate details regarding what foods help with depression... (kinda lengthy but well worth the read..lol)
~Eat fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains and beans
~Vitamin C - spinach, oranges, grapefruit, and peas
~Vitamin E - Egg yolks, chickpeas, seeds, nuts, and cook with canola oil
~Vitamin D - Being in the sunshine helps some, eat fish, tofu, low fat mild products and cheese
~ Omega 3 Fatty Acids - Fish, flaxseeds, nuts, canola oil, walnuts, dark green leaf vegetables
~ anti oxidants - Apricots, berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries), tomatoes, broccoli, kiwi, and peppers
~ Whole Grains - Brown rice, whole grain cereal, pasta and breads
~ DRINK LOTS OF WATER, decrease coffee flavored teas, juices and soda
~ Dark Green Leafy Vegetables - Kale spinach, swiss chard
** GREEN TEA IS A NATURAL STRESS RELEASER**
Now, here is what NOT to have ...
~ Caffeine (chocolate, sodas)
~ Refined sugars (sweets---our favorite foods can use substitute)
~ Hydrated Oils
~ Salt (our body can only handle so much, overload is not good)
~ Simple Carbs ( pasta, white rice)
Ok my cyber friends, give it a try and still use what the dr gives you and speak to a trained professional on how to handle your triggers. Each of us have triggers and what works for one, may not exactly have the full benefit to another. But, these foods Do's and Don'ts will help. please let me know how it works for you.
hugs to all . Lets strive to be overcomers