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5 Super-Foods To Fight Anxiety And Depression

Healthy Diet By Tavishi Dogra , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Jul 24, 2019
5 Super-Foods To Fight Anxiety And Depression

According to the WHO, more than 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression. The risk of cardiovascular disease is also increasing in people due to depression and anxiety. 

To keep the body fit and healthy, you need to do physical activities and maintains a healthy diet. Apart from protein, vitamins, there are many more foods that help in reducing many-body problems like 

  • stress
  • depression 
  • fatigue 

Adding such foods to your diet helps in getting rid of all the problems related to them. Depression is a mental disease and the people suffering from it feel 

  • depressed 
  • instable 
  • lonely 
  • despair 

The mood of people suffering from depression is often very bad. Christopher Seleno, the co-author of Harvard University's medical school, believes that depression leads to the development of heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases. Let's know about some foods that help reduce problems like depression and stress.

Blueberry

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Antioxidants found in blueberries, vitamin C and flavonoid are both helpful in removing stress and anxiety. A cup of blueberries provides 24% vitamin C. Therefore, a diet rich in vitamin C is helpful for the treatment of stress and anxiety. Nutrient flavonoids found in blueberries help to improve the mood of both the youth and the children.

Curd

Researchers believe that curd contains probiotic bacteria and lactobacillus, which causes the body to relieve stress. The bacteria that affect the moods have been directly connected with your gut health and mental health. Therefore eating probiotics such as curd can help reduce stress.

Salmon fish

Salmon fish is the best source of omega-3 fatty acids and proteins. Omega-3 fatty acids help to strengthen your immune system. These fish is delicious in eating and it has many health benefits too. These nutrient-rich fish are beneficial for bones and brains and keep the heart-healthy.

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Avocado

Avocado is a good source of vitamin B and folate. Vitamin-B helps to boost your metabolism so that your body gets energy and remains active. Apart from this, it boosts your cognitive function, thereby removing stress, anxiety, and depression. Apart from avocado, it is also found in 

  • folate beans 
  • lentils
  • spinach 
  • asparagus

Grapes

Grapes contain many nutrients such as:

  • glucose
  • magnesium
  • citric acid

Eating a handful of grapes daily can improve your mental health. According to recent research, grapes contain compounds that can help you fight depression. The results of this research were authored in the online journal Nature Communications and it was said that the compounds present in grapes are helpful in ailing mental illness. At the same time consuming it also decreases the risk of heart diseases.

Other Foods

Some other foods known for their anti-anxiety effects. These foods are rich in nutrients and improve depression symptoms.

Bananas and oats: These are full of amino acid tryptophan, which promotes anxiety relief and relaxation (peace of mind). 

Almonds: Almonds are a rich source of vitamin E, which helps in anxiety prevention.

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