Diet for depression | Weight loss and health


Late winter, early spring is the time when our body is "tired" from lack of sunlight and winter shortages vitamins when a full meal is needed. And by the summer so want to lose weight, and we go on a diet.
Meanwhile, nutritionists believe that popular diets can cause depression.

Since symptoms of depression are exacerbated by a lack of nutrients in the body, the value of good nutrition is here hard to overestimate. Increase the intake of healthy foods such as whole grain cereals, lean meat, fruits and vegetables, and fish. It is important to avoid alcohol, and to refrain from unnecessary, "junk" food – sugar, caffeine, which initially give a sharp explosion of energy or good mood, then dramatically reduce their level.

Clinical studies show that vitamin B Complex and folic acid (400 µg per day) are useful in the treatment of depression. Antioxidant selenium (100 mcg per day) can be uplifting if taken in regions with selenium deficiency. And numerous European studies have shown that the amino acid additives L-tryptophan, known for its ability to enhance the synthesis of serotonin, are valuable in treatment of depression. Tryptophan can be found in foods such as fish, chicken, Turkey, cooked dry beans and peas, brewer's yeast, peanut butter, nuts and soybeans. Eat more of these foods with carbohydrates (potatoes, pasta, rice) that make it easier for tryptophan to enter the brain.

Adjust your diet, add fruits and vegetables to it, and cook vegetables properly or take complexes of vitamins and minerals, and you will always be cheerful and full of energy.

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