How To Overcome Depression With These Good Mood Foods

Yes, you can eat you happy. First, a warning on anti-depressant drugs.

All antidepressants work by manipulating the use of brain serotonin, the chemical largely responsible for mood. A study published in the British Medical Journal shows that the use of antidepressants can increase the risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding for people over 65.

Your options.

These drugs are not the only option for dealing with stress and depression. Studies have shown that people respond very well to natural therapies without the toxic side effects. According to Dr Michael Rosenbaum, author of "Energy for Life", a B complex supplement, along with vitamin C can make a big difference. However attention of drug interactions with this herb.

Omega-3 FATTY.

For a long time, we know that fish is healthy for you, but an American nutritionist Joseph Hibbeln, claims that a food fish diet can dramatically improve your state of mind, even cure depression. Mr. Hibbeln, National Institutes of Health, says the Omega 3 fats in fish influence our state of mind altering a key chemical messengers in the brain, serotonin.

Lack of thought to be the cause of depression. His studies are confirmed by research at Harvard Medical School. deep sea fish, such as tuna, swordfish and salmon are 3 sources of omega-3 fatty acids.

SEROTONIN foods and supplements.

Other sources of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps to improve our sense of well-being, including: vitamin D {liver oil cod and sunshine}, sunflower seeds, bananas, turkey, the avocado, mango, broccoli, almonds, vitamin B6 and the mineral magnesium. Chamomile is a plant rich in magnesium and chamomile tea can be effective as a bedtime "relaxant". These foods "mood" are required to convert the amino acid tryptophan to serotonin.


Ginseng is a tonic herb renowned for its benefit in helping the body "adapt" to stress. As a body balancer of energy, which helps to relax and relieve stress and promote resistance.

{Vitamin B9 folic acid or folate}

Studies with those suffering mild and major depression have shown low blood levels of folate sources of folic acid vitamin B nutrients include: liver, asparagus, lentils, chickpeas, beans, spinach and other vegetables green leaf.

aturally in the human body, which has the highest concentration in the liver, followed by the adrenal glands, heart, lungs, kidneys and brain. Healthy people naturally produce sufficient even, but a deficiency in the blood can result in depression.

SAMe aid levels neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin increase the blood, encouraging the brain cells to be more sensitive to these "good" chemical smell. This helps promote focus, concentration, calmness and mood elevation. Never start a new treatment before consulting your doctor, especially if you are taking medication. The information published in this article is not intended to replace personal medical advice of your physician or other qualified health professional.

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