10 Best Foods Against Depression

If you feel miserable and want to eat something delicious, don’t go in a pastry shop, better read this article and eat something delicious that really saves from depression.

1. Fish

foods against depressionOily fish (sardines, herring, mackerel, salmon, and cod) is quite rich in omega-3 fatty acids, because of this, fish became a remedy for bad temper. Only in fish are formed salting weak polyunsaturated fatty acids. However, the amino acid tryptophan (actually, from which serotonin is produced — the “happiness hormone”) remains in the fish and it doesn’t matter the way it is cooked. This is why fish dishes, definitely should be on your menu.

In addition to the above, fatty fish has plenty of vitamin B6 that improves mood and enhances the immune system. It is desirable to consume fish at least three or four times a week in 100-150 g portions, and if daily – 50-70 g portions.

2. Bright colored vegetables and fruits

Fruit-vegetablesVegetables with bright color: beet, eggplant, carrots, sweet pepper, persimmons, tangerines, oranges and other colorful vegetables also have the ability to lift the mood. It has long been known that bright saturated colors are able to banish boredom and charge you with positive attitude.

However, it is more than that. Fruit and vegetables of saturated colors are composed of substances that improve the blood circulation of the brain. As a result of their use, the brain receives more oxygen; you begin to feel noticeably better and from this your mood naturally improves.

3. Chicken broth

chicken broth


Chicken soup has properties that affect the mind state. This is an excellent remedy against depression. Chicken contains proteins composed of amino acid tryptophan. When getting into the body, it is processed into serotonin — “happiness hormone”, which affects our mood.


4. Laminaria


Laminaria is highly enriched with vitamins of the B group, governing the work of the adrenal gland and, accordingly, the hormone adrenaline, the lack of which can cause chronic fatigue and deteriorated mood.

Sea girdle is recommended to be bought not canned but in freshly prepared salads, which are available in the market. You can refill it with spices and other ingredients (carrots, mushrooms, sesame seeds, etc.).


5. Bananas


Bananas, in addition to serotonin, contain vitamin B6, which, as has already been said, is needed to lift the spirits. In addition, the bananas are enriched with the Harman alkaloid that can cause feelings of euphoria, because of the biogenic amines in which serotonin is produced. These fruits are also useful for chronic fatigue and melancholy.


6. Nuts

AA026294All nuts, as oily fish, are a source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which can sustain the proper work of brain cells and helps eliminate the symptoms of depression. In addition, nuts contain the amino acid tryptophan and the vitamin B6 that improves the mood. Nuts contain a mineral called selenium, which is required for good mood.

It’s worth knowing that the indicator of the level of selenium in the blood with the ageing of the organism is reduced by 7% after 60 years and 25% — after 75. So doctors advise older people to have more nuts. You can eat up to 30 g of this product per day.

7. Chocolate


Cocoa beans, of which chocolate is made, contain a substance called phenethylamine, which promotes the development of the body’s hormones of happiness —endorphins, which in big quantities are produced at lovers. In addition cocoa beans contain magnesium, which can reduce stress. However, it is worth to know, that only dark chocolate has all these qualities. Milk chocolate will bring much less use.


8. Cheese



Cheese contains amino acids that contribute to excellent spirit: tyramine, phenylethylamine and tryptamine. Any kind of cheese has the force to cheer up.



9. Eggs


Eggs contain essential fatty acids and vitamins A, E, D, not to mention tryptofan, which produces serotonin, as well as carotenes and vitamins of group B, the deficiency of which can lead to depression. So even ordinary scrambled eggs can improve your mood. And eggs, eaten for breakfast, control the feeling of hunger throughout the day.


10. Oatmeal and buckwheat

Oatmeal and buckwheat

Like chicken, oatmeal and buckwheat has the amino acid tryptophan. Being produced in the body, it forms the “happiness hormone” serotonin. Also these products contain carbohydrates that by being slowly absorbed, normalize the level sugar in blood.