Eating to Cheer Yourself Up

Depression affects so many people in various levels. There are people who pull themselves out of the hole without any help, some just need someone to talk to while some need medical intervention. While I agree that there are people who need anxiety depression treatment, I still believe that therapy like talking and love from family and significant people will help more.

There are even foods that can help alleviate depression!

“Happy Foods” To Chow Down On

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Helps build your brain’s neural connections and the receptor sites for neurotransmitters, resulting in an increase in your level of serotonin. Foods high in Omega 3 include nuts and seeds, oily fish such as tuna or salmon, avocado, dark green vegetables, and extra virgin olive oil.

B Vitamins

Cannot be stored in our bodies and are killed by refined sugars, alcohol, and caffeine, making it necessary to include them in our daily diet. B vitamins affect systems differently, but in general they are a key factor in providing energy for the brain and processing amino acids. To obtain a sufficient daily intake you should consider taking a vitamin supplement in addition to eating foods rich in vitamin B complex.

Amino Acids

5-Hydroxy Tryptophan, made from the amino acid tryptophan, is crucial in boosting your serotonin levels. This can be found in protein-rich foods such as fish, meat, beans and eggs.


Is responsible for maintaining a stable blood-sugar level, as insulin is unable to function properly without it. Foods rich in chromium include onions, broccoli, tomatoes, romaine lettuce and grape juice.



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