In our society we are always under some kind of tension, whether at work, home or with family members, this kind of stress can end up with you being depressed. Depression is a mental state characterized by extreme feeling of rejection, sadness and emptiness.With various of symptoms including; poor appetite, inadequate diet and weight loss sometimes weight gain, even the thoughts of suicide or death. Causes of depression are categorized as psychological, sociological, biochemical or physiological. To improve our mental state, it starts in the form of a healthy diet.
We all should understand that good nutrition plays a pivotal part in mental health. Many studies have been shown that nutrients can profoundly influence brain activity. Eastern doctors mostly believe that diet is often the cause of depression in the western world. Our diet of fast food, snacking and poor eating habits is the primary contributor. Exercise does have some effect toward depression but nutrition helps the majority of your brain function
Eating high quality proteins such as, fish turkey and legumes, that contains essential fatty acid to helps to increase alertness. Eating foods that are high in saturated fats inhibits the receptors in the brain resulting in poor circulation. Caffeine and sugar together is known to be a toxic mix, it spikes insulin and create mood swings, that results in depression. Foods that are high in complex carbohydrates like fruits and Vegetables and whole grains, increase serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that reduces appetite, sexual behavior, and suppresses pain perception. Help your mind and body fight depression by being mindful of your diet.