5 Foods That Can Reduce Depression


Stress caused by heavy workloads and pressure from various parties may lead to depression in a person. As a result one would feel sadness, often feel fatigue, loss of spirit of life and sleep patterns are disturbed.

You should know when you are depressed. There are many ways to detect depression, on of which is by doing a blood test to detect depression.

There are many kinds of drugs to treat depression, but all kinds of drugs have dangerous side effects if taken in the long run. Overcoming depression can be done in a more healthy way, for example by increasing nutrients to the brain.

Well, here are 5 foods that can reduce depression, as quoted from naturalnews:

1. Fish oil
Based on a 2002 study, featured in the Archives of General Psychiatry, it is suggested  that depressed people often lack fatty acid known as EPA.

Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that can increase the EPA in the body. Omega-3 are also contained in walnuts, flaxseed and salmon or tuna.

2. Brown rice
Brown have rich content of vitamin B1, vitamin B3, and folic acid. Brown rice is a type of food that can release glucose into the bloodstream gradually, so that it can control the change of mood.

Brown rice contains many minerals needed by the body, which are also high in fiber which can facilitate the digestive system and lowers cholesterol.

3. Yeast
Yeast contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, 16 amino acids and 14 minerals. Amino acid is essential for nervous system, which makes yeast able to cope with depression. Yeast can be mixed into juice that is consumed daily.

4. Oatmeal
Oatmeal contains folic acid, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6 and B1 which can help lower cholesterol, sooth and control the mood of the digestive tract.

5. Cabbage
Cabbage contains vitamin C and folic acid. Eating cabbage can prevent stress, infections and heart disease, as well as many types of cancer, according to the American Association for Cancer Research.

Apart from food, depression or stress can also be overcome by doing the following things:
1. Activity in the morning under the sun.
Morning sun is a powerful drug to treat depression.

2. Engage in regular exercise at least three times per week.
Exercise control mood and thinking in a positive way.

 3. Watch a comedy show.
Laughing at funny things is good medicine for depression.

4. Consumption of quality herbal dietary supplements to get a more natural medicine from the plant world.