WATCH YOUR DIET TO CONTROL DEPRESSION
Depression is a condition that shows some emotional, mental, behavioral, and physical symptoms. It is really overwhelming. It is a balk to our happiness, mental activities and also our social development.
In some cases, people try some foods and diet supplements to boot up the level of tryptophan. Tryptophan is a kind of amino acid that is responsible in producing serotonin. It has been proved by some studies that carbohydrate is an anti-depression supplement. It helps to reduce the premenstrual syndrome for about three hours. In other words, imbalances of fatty acids can affect the risk of depression and carbohydrate is effective to regulate the imbalance in the level of the specific fatty acid. That’s why eating foods which highly contain carbohydrates can diminish the effects of depression in the body.
In addition, caffeine has an important role to avoid depression. According to some studies, caffeine drinks can lower the symptoms of depression and doctors say that you can reduce the effects of depression by drinking coffee and tea. Proper diet including caffeine also helps to lower the tendency of committing suicide, in which depression is one of the primary causes. But you should be careful as excessive consumption can have adverse effect.
Besides, vitamins and other food nutrients such as Vitamin B, Iodine, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Amino are also helpful in protection against depression. But, some habits like drinking alcohol, excessive cigarette smoking, and using drugs can lead to depression.
Vitamin B12 and calcium simplify the depression during the menstrual period. But in those days, you can consume foods including niacin which is very important in the production of tryptophan that helps to promote Vitamin B3. Niacin is a water-soluble vitamin which is essential to metabolism and for the normal function of the nervous system. It regulates blood flow in order to avoid mental depression and also it can prevent the postpartum depression. It occurs in milk, liver, yeast, and dairy products.
That’s why you should watch your diet to take measures against depression. Proper diet including those kinds of supplements and vitamins may help to enhance the effectiveness of SSRI and other antidepressants.