Defend Against Depression Naturally by Eating These Foods

The following foods can help combat depression.

Foods to Defend Against DepressionAll too often, modern society’s solution to depression is medication. While meds can help some people, they aren’t necessarily the best immediate go-to because of their side effects, including dependency. If you want to try something natural before you start a prescription, try eating these foods to defend against depression.

  • Cashews. These tasty nuts are packed with tryptophan, which encourages your body to produce serotonin, making you feel happier.
  • Avocado. It’s worth it to pay extra for that guacamole! Not only do avocados contain tryptophan, they’ve also got folate and omega-3 fatty acids, which help regulate your brain’s neurotransmitters.
  • Sweet potatoes. Get sweet on these potatoes! They’ve got a lot of vitamin B6. Low levels of this vitamin have been linked to depression.
  • Berries. Inflammation is tough on your body and your mind, it turns out. Inflammation has been linked to depression, but the antioxidants in berries can help your body recover.

Another great, natural way to fight against depression is to get active while having fun! If you want to break a sweat with a smile on your face, try out dance, yoga, and Pilates classes. At One Body Studios in La Habra, California, we tailor our classes to help you be mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy! Contact us for more information.

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