Monday, 16 April 2018

10 Effective Foods To Eat Daily To Beat Your Depression And Anxiety

Can food beat Depression?

Dealing with depression is not an easy task. As there are many lifestyles that we choose and can play a major role that leads to depression. Therapy and Medication are two major options to deal with mental disorders.   

But eating right food can be effective to overcome mental illness. Here are 10 effective and proven foods that can actually help you to fight your depression and anxiety.

Green Tea benefits
1-) Green Tea- To battle with depression, people have been using green tea for hundreds of years. 

According to study Green tea contains polyphenols that boost the brain supply of dopamine which is a happy neurotransmitter. 

Green tea is a rich source of antioxidants. The amino acid that is theanine which is found in green tea has a very high tendency to provide anti-stress relaxation.

Benefits of Almonds
2)-Almonds- A 100 gram of almonds contains 268 mg of magnesium and according to research taking almonds works perfectly for treating depression and strengthen the nerve system.

 Another helpful nutrient that is selenium (found in almonds) which plays an effective role in producing thyroid hormones to fight with decreased thyroid functioning.  

Moreover, almonds are also the rich source of zinc that protects and fight with free radicals which are responsible for damaging the brain cells. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in almonds also help in improving and sharpening your memory. 

benefits of salmon 3-) Salmon-Natural oil from fish contains Omega 3 fatty acid, which is good fat and is very much essential for an active brain.

 Fishes like salmon, cod, mackerel, and shellfish which are also containers of Vitamin B, can check the levels of serotonin without adding to your weight. 

Those Omega-3 fatty acids soften the cell membrane and make it easier for serotonin which is another happy neurotransmitter.
 Researchers have found that positive anti-depressant effect increase with omega-3 fatty acid consumption.

4-)Blueberries-  Blueberries have an antioxidants properties which are best for lowering the oxidative stress. Blueberries also help our brain to grow new cells which in itself is believed to treat depression.

5-) Bananas- Bananas contains Tryptophan a nutrient that your brain converts into 5-HTP(hydroxytryptophan). This 5-HTP, in turn, get converted into positive neurotransmitter like serotonin and melatonin. Bananas also contain magnesium and potassium which helps with lower the risk of depression.

Benefits of Avocados
6) Avocados- Avocados contain lots of potassium because potassium diet has a tendency to relieve symptoms of depression and stress. 

Per 100 grams of avocados contains 458 mg of potassium. An adult should take 47,000mg of potassium daily during snack time is the best way to attain those numbers. 

Avocados also help in preventing cancer. It is also rich in sodium helping the lower blood pressure and inflammation(which is linked to depression). 

Dark chocolate benefits
7-)Dark chocolates- 

Researchers have found that cocoa in dark chocolate enhances your brain's level of serotonin and dopamine. If you also want depression fighting benefits you must start eating dark chocolates 

It also helps in reducing your level of cortisol which is the stress neurotransmitter. Consumption of dark chocolate may lower the risk of chronic fatigue syndrome. 

To know more about the dark chocolate benefits do click here

8-) Dark Leafy Greens- Of all the dark leafy greens, spinach

benefits of eating Spinach
contains the most folic acid. According to research the deficiency of folic acid tends to be common for those with depression. 

Folic acid also boosts up the levels of brain chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine, it's often used to boost antidepressant effectiveness. 

  Leafy greens are essentially important for a healthy diet as they contain Vitamins A, C, E, and K plus phytochemicals and minerals as well.

how asparagus is helpful
9-) Asparagus- Asparagus is another food high in folic acid, this vegetable is also highly rich in B vitamins which helps to boost mental health by helping your body's tryptophan conversion.

Benefits of Lenticels

10-) Lenticels-  Lenticels also plays a major role in fighting depression. Folic acid and Vitamin B6, iron and omega-3 fats which are sourced from it are effective for reducing the stress and all the frustrations of mind.  

Lenticels can be cooked or sprouted.  Lenticels provide us 90% of recommended daily allowance of Vitamin B.


  1. Kind of wished to see coffee on this list...

    I was planning to try and order some green tea for a while now, I really want to try tea made from Camellia sinensis. Thanks!

  2. Love this - super helpful and definitely going to make a bigger effort to put them in my diet.

  3. This is a very interesting post. I had no idea you could eat certain foods to manage depression and anxiety. They are almost all superfoods as well!

  4. Geraline Batarra2 July 2018 at 16:54

    Wow! I never knew about it that these all food can really a great help to fight against depression, such a helpful and interesting topic.

  5. I love this post, mostly because i eat(and love) almost everything on the list...jk. but in honesty, i love the post because it educates people on the power of food, and people need to know just how much food affects their quality of life. big thumbs up.

  6. I love this post simply because I'm a fan of beating mental health on your own terms, naturally, without taking pills that just make you numb. Food is definitely a huge part of that and knowing the right ones could be a game changer.

  7. I suffer badly from mental health and I knew about most of these on this list. But didn't know green tea was good for depression. I often put it in my smoothies for weightloss so now this is an added bonus aha

  8. Wow I did not know this, but great to see avocado on the list, I eat them all the time! :) x

  9. Diet plays a huge part in mental health, I know having suffered with mental health issues for 20 years now. Salmon is a great one, so tasty too!

  10. Everyday, we hear someone battling depression and it breaks our heart ! This blog could really be a big help

  11. I didn't know about banana is sooo great food! I love dark chocolate, I'm going to eat after this post often!


  12. I don't know about having depression but I looove everything on your list. And now I have another good reason to keep eating blueberries in daily basis even though my spouse tries to stop me by telling their expensive haha.

  13. So good to know! I love avocados, and green tea is so good. Such an interesting list to find out about!

  14. Great info! And good to know that these are some foods that I eat everyday, especially blueberries!

  15. I already eat a lot of these foods, so it's nice that they offer great benefits for my mental health too!