Learn About Antidepressant Products You Should Eat To Overcome Depression

Taking antidepressant is not the only way to treat depression. According to the new research, there are many foods, which equal or even outmatch the effects, caused by medical drugs. Let us take a look at some of the top depression fighting foods to eat to combat your postpartum depression.

Before we start, you might find interesting reading the article “Postpartum diet – What is the best diet plan for young moms?

Let’s continue with the essential ingredients of the top foods to fight depression symptoms:

The foods we will talk about are not just the healthier choice for your diet. These foods contain some ‘secret’ ingredients, which help to restore your brain to its normal work and combat depression.

One of the key ingredients, which help to fight your depression through a healthier diet, is omega 3 fatty acids. Mainly these acids are contained in such foods, as fish, various sea products, nuts and seeds. They can also be found in some of the whole grains.


Nuts have great antidepressant effect

The fact is that the above mentioned fatty acids are very similar in their molecules to our brain cells. Consuming them helps us to restore and keep up the work of our brain. They restore your memory and keep the depression away. The trick is that those omega 3 fatty acid rich foods should not be highly processed before you eat them.

They have to be fresh and if possible untreated by heat. So, if you decide to eat some seeds or nuts, pick the ones that were not fried. Yes, they may not taste as good, as the other kind. But they preserve much more of the essential nutrients your body needs to combat depression. The same is true about fish and sea products. That is one good reason to eat sushi.

Eating whole grains is another healthy choice you can make on antidepressant healthy foods. The difference between the whole and processed grains is that whole grains do not undergo any processing. When the grains are processed, all the cores get removed from them. Grains consist of the core with its ‘baby’ plant inside of it. They also consist of the shell, which is almost a pure fiber.

Finally, they contain the middle part, which mostly consists of carbs. When the grains get processed, the only thing you get left is carbs. However, all the vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients are removed together with the grain core and shell. When you cook whole grains, you supply your body with all the nutrients they can offer you, including omega 3 fatty acids.

Another one of the natural depression fighting nutrients is uridine. This nutrient is mainly contained in black molasses. Molasses may serve as a great substitute for sugar in your diet.

As you may see, natural antidepressant foods offer a healthy choice for your diet. If you can supply enough of these foods, your body would be able to fight the depression without resorting to drug therapy.

References: http://www.livestrong.com/article/134877-depression-diet-exercise/
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