Nutrition for depression

Not always to a depressive state result in stress or failure in life. Depression can also develop with a lack of essential nutrients in the human body. So, for example, the predominance or lack of a certain type of amino acids leads to a disruption of biochemical processes in the brain, which contributes to the development of severe psychological abnormalities and depressive conditions in the individual.

Beautiful table setting, a favorable atmosphere for a family dinner and just favorite delicacies can enhance the mood of any person. However, a person who is depressed often suffers from loss of appetite or his taste sensations decrease significantly. Favorite food and dishes no longer bring that pleasant satiety, and the taste of some products can be distorted. Many patients complain that the food gets( in their senses) a "paper" taste or does not have any taste. Hence, it does not cause any appetite in the patient.

Nutrition rules for depression

When depression is necessary to change the habitual diet and enter into the diet dishes rich in amino acids, vitamins, magnesium and other nutrients. It is also recommended to diversify the depressing menu of products, when used in the human body produces a hormone of joy - serotonin.

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Nervous cells are prevented by a substance such as glutamic acid, which is produced during the synthesis by vitamin B, potassium and phosphorus. All these substances are contained in ordinary apples. Therefore, apples are very useful, as the main product of dietary nutrition for depression. Also in the diet of the patient there should be food rich in selenium - walnuts, zucchini, celery, asparagus, wheat germ.

The general list of recommended products includes:

  • low-fat meat and fish( herring, seafood, chicken);
  • tomatoes;
  • lemon juice;
  • bread from bran;
  • cereals( buckwheat, oat barley);
  • raw vegetables;
  • cottage cheese;
  • fruits and berries.

It is desirable to cook meat and fish with spices, and from eggs prepare an omelet. As a side dish - vegetables, and on the first - soups and broths. The use of sweets and coffee should be limited.

Approximate diet

Approximate diet menu against depression:

  • Breakfast: tea with milk and baked apple with low-fat cottage cheese, or a sandwich with liver pâté.
  • Snack: a small piece of cheese, kiwi( orange, raw carrots).
  • Lunch: a portion of chicken broth, a salad of fresh vegetables and a glass of fruit juice.
  • Snack: a cup of natural yogurt( with nuts, cereals, honey), one banana.
  • Dinner: salad from boiled beets, tea with St. John's Wort.

The food should not be too dense, it is better to eat small portions, but often. Burning spices and foods with additives are best excluded from the diet. As beverages it is highly desirable to use decoctions based on lemon balm, motherwort, St. John's wort, chamomile.

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