10 food items that will help you fight depression Updated: Aug 1, 2017, 13:23 IST

10 food items that will help you fight depression

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1. Deal with hunger & anger smartly!

Deal with hunger & anger smartly!

Want to deal with your hunger & anger smartly? Then scroll to read the details about the regular food items that not only satiate to your taste buds but also help in uplifting your mood due to the presence of natural and artificial mood-enhancers. Get set with your happiness diet today!

2. Dark Chocolate

Do you also feel like grabbing a packet of dark chocolate after a fight with your boss at work place? If yes, then you definitely need to know the reason behind it. With highest percentage of cocoa and less sugar along with a chemical called serotonin, Dark Chocolate is considered as the most effective mood enhancer. The presence of anti-oxidants and flavanoids helps in maintaining blood pressure and as a result you are able to deal with anger and stress. Say cheese with this Dark Chocolate Mousse .

3. Yogurt

Did you know that bacteria can be useful in enhancing your mood? If not, then look at that humble bowl of yogurt which is full of protein and calcium and also helps in curing depression and anger. It contains the bacteria called ‘lactobacillus’ that helps in diminishing the level of a metabolite in the blood called kynurenine, that drives depression and anger. Enjoy this protein packed Yogurt Sandwich.

4. Walnut


Considered among the most effective natural depression remedies, walnuts contain omega-3 fatty acids that help in secreting pleasure inducing chemicals in the human brain and thus elevating your mood and fight depression efficiently. Get the double dose of flavour and pleasure with this Walnut Brownies.

5. Banana

Depression causes lowering of neurotransmitter serotonin. And banana as a rich source of serotonin helps in increasing the level of the biochemical primarily found in gastrointestinal tract, blood platelets and the nervous system of human body causing anger and depression. It also contains tryptophan, a brain chemical that helps in regulating happiness quotient. How about uplifting the quotient with this Banana Milkshake?

6. Green Tea

Green Tea
According to American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , Green Tea contains an amino acid called L-theanine that helps the nervous system to produce more serotonin and helps in fighting against depression and anger. Now say good-bye to everyday stress with this Green Iced Tea.

7. Turmeric

Study says that turmeric contains a phyto-chemical called ‘curcumin’ that acts against inflammatory responses associated with depression. Interestingly it also increases the growth and survival of nerve cells as well and that’s the reason we are asked to consume it on a daily basis. What you are waiting for? Start with this Turmeric Lassi.

8. Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato
Sweet Potatoes are extremely high in Vitamin B6. A detriment of this Vitamin has been linked to symptoms of depression in many studies. These are also a low-carb alternative to regular potatoes. This Sweet Potato Halwa is for your sweet tooth.

9. Orange

Oranges symbolize optimism and new life. They contain essential oil that is found in the skin of the fruit and is primarily used to fight depression. It brings happiness with a sense of calmness; and also helps in soothing, relaxing and steadying the body nerves. How about this Orange Cakefor happiness and calmness?

10. Mushroom

Mushrooms regulate blood insulin that helps in lowering blood sugar and diminishes the chances of depression. They promote healthy bacteria in the digestive tract that result in growth of serotonin in the human body that regulates mood. So, will you mind enhancing your mood with this spicy Mushroom Fry?
 11. Fish
Fish is a rich source of nutrients including omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins and minerals, which are majorly associated with decreasing the level of depression in human body. Indulge in the flavour of this tempting Fish Fry.