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Types of Food to Help Manage Depression


Hundreds of thousands of individuals all over the world cope with depression each and every day. Depression is defined as “A condition of mental disturbance, typically with lack of energy and difficulty in maintaining concentration or interest in life.”

While many of us have suffered from (what we think is) depression at some point in our lives, others having been coping with it for years. Luckily, there are some small things you can do to help manage your depression and keep you on the track to happiness.

You may not know it, but the foods you eat could be affecting your state of depression. There are foods that help and hurt depression sufferers. For the sake of this article, we’ll be focusing on 14 types of foods to help manage depression – along with examples of each.

1. Carbohydrates

Not all carbohydrates will boast positive results when used to help manage depression, but “smart carbs” will. Carbohydrates are linked to strong levels of serotonin which will help boost your mood. WebMD says it hasn’t been proven, but experts believe carb cravings could be linked to low serotonin activity. The source also advises limiting sugary food intake and quenching your carb desires by eating smart carbs like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes.

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