As a continuation on my wellness journals, below is a list of helpful tips that may go some way to help manage depression.
It has been well documented for many years, about how eating can have a direct impact on the way we feel. Experts agree we mustn’t skip breakfast as breakfast sets us up for the day and provides the body with energy to help manage Depression.
As much as we don’t always have the time to sit down and eat, it’s important we don’t skip meals. We must also ideally aim to eat at least every 3-4 hours. That way we keep our mood and blood sugars stable. We must slow down whilst eating and pay attention to the full eating experience. Eating slowly helps with digestion problems.
A lack of vitamin B also has an impact on Depression. Deficiencies in vitamins, such as B-12 and folic acid could also be major factors, so taking a B-supplement should help. Include some leafy greens, chicken, eggs, beans and citrus fruits.
Omega 3 fatty acids play an essential role in Depression, as they contain fats called EPA and DHA, which contribute to boosting our mood. Good food sources include salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, anchovies, or fish oil supplements.
Seafood is also recommended, but while some worry about the mercury content, others worry about toxins. Most experts agree though, that eating a minimum of 2 portions of fatty fish a week, can outweigh the risks.