Nutritional Advice Against Depression

Medical Park Hospital Nutrition and Diet Expert Merve Gülünay gave nutritional advice against depression.

  • Consume foods that contain serotonin and tryptophan.
  • Consume bread with germ, whole wheat flour, whole grain bread.
  • Feed rich in vitamin C to protect illness and improve the state of mental.
  • Consume foods rich in magnesium like banana. Beacuse magnesium intake reduces the symptoms like weakness, fatigue and depression by loosening the muscles.
  • Add flaxseed to your soap, yogurt and salads. Flaxseed will help to improve mental state.
  • Make sure your daily intake of milk and dairy products. The calcium content of dairy products is also effective in reducing depression.
  • Before going to bed at night drink tea that soothes your mood like chamomile, fennel.
  • Avoid from making low carbohydrate diets. Because inadequate intake of carbohydrates also predispose to depression.
  • Consume legumes like corn, barley, oats. These foods help to increase the tryptophan level in the blood.
  • Consume dried fruits rich in tryptophan like almond, nut as a snack with considering the amount will help to reduce depression.
  • Absolutely eat eggs every day or every other day and make sure to be well cooked in order to protect against infections.
  • Consume green leafy vegetables in your daily diet.

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