05 July 2020

Foods to fight depression PART 2


In my previous post, we discussed depression, symptoms, causes, etc. Today we will see the role of diet in dealing with depression.

Food I believe is medicine if taken properly and if not, poison for our body/health. My past health issues made me realize that! Now, I am like the torchbearer/ food police for my family especially and blog readers too, showing green signals to the right food, red signals to the wrong food, orange signals to any food ok for cheat days (life is short after all ! Have a break have a KitKat or anything your heart yearns for ..Don't be tooo hard on yourself).

Though my family, parents may or may not listen to my blah blah food advises and they have their weird reasons too 😏. Hubby and little girl do cooperate though since I cook but if I overlook, they may also overindulge otherwise. However, I say what I gotta say , rest is up to them but when it comes to hubby and little girl's health/food, I am tad strict.

When it comes to the treatment for depression, medicines, therapy, and self-care go hand in hand. Self-care includes physical activity, sleep, a positive approach, and diet. Even though there is no particular diet or food that can cure depression, Science agrees that food is an inevitable and efficient edible approach to cope up with the overall treatment for depression in a positive manner.

According to Psychiatry research published by sciencedirect.com, "A dietary pattern characterized by a high intake of fruit, vegetables, whole grain, fish, olive oil, low-fat dairy and antioxidants and low intakes of animal foods was apparently associated with a decreased risk of depression. A dietary pattern characterized by high consumption of red and/or processed meat, refined grains, sweets, high-fat dairy products, butter, potatoes and high-fat gravy, and low intakes of fruits and vegetables is associated with an increased risk of depression."

So, here are the brain foods that we can include in our diet to beat depression more efficiently and effectively WITH the proper medicines and therapies prescribed by the doctors.

SOURCE: webmd.com AND www.medicalnewstoday.com

Likewise, there are some foods we should avoid that can trigger depression and many other chronic diseases.


There are little things which we may underestimate like reading food labels (Let the James bond/Sherlock Holmes in you awake #SpyModePeople ) and making sure the apt sugar content in them, the apt saturated/trans fats in them, if they are GMO/refined/processed foods, if they are organic, whole wheat, etc. Not using plastic containers to store or cook food as they can leach toxicity.Not using canned foods as they may have excess sodium/sugar/salt and other preservatives for longer shelf life.  #KnowledgeIsPower #IgnoranceIsNotABliss

It is also best to have an organic vegetable garden at home for fresh veggies without any exposure to any pesticides etc. For me, the very sight of any seed sprouting in my veggie garden itself makes my day.😍

In today's modern era, it is a blessing to get fresh milk from grass-fed cows and fresh eggs from homegrown hens. If one can afford/are willing to have cows, hens at home somehow like good olden days, then it is a huge blessing too.No wonder why the older generation's immunity power is stronger than the new generation's.

Basically, it's all about making the right food choices, then combining them to your creativity and coming up with an ideal kicka** depression meal/healthy recipe and enjoy peacefully knowing that you didn't ingest anything chemical, toxic that can have adverse side effects. I mean if you are already on meds, you don't want to mess up or overload your body with unhealthy options more and screw your body and LIFE.So the choice is ours and we do have choices around if we pay attention and if we are damn serious about our health.

Cheers to good health!

I am not done yet with the main topic of discussion "Depression".There are other self-care tips too, that we can follow for a healthy abundant life let alone the depression. Since it is going to be a long topic again, I am gonna break it up further as every part is vital/precious on its own.

So, stay tuned.


Till then and always,

Take Care,

P.S. Hope these numbers work,got it from internet.If you or someone you know is actively considering suicide, please contact a suicide prevention hotline immediately.
The privacy/confidentiality is a priority here.Their services are available 24/7. 

In India,AASRA,Mumbai-+91 98204 66726,PARIVARTHAN,Bangalore -+91 76766 02602,SNEHA FOUNDATION,Chennai - 044-24640050,
iCall-+91 22 2552111 and +91 91529 87821,Vandrevala Foundation-+91 730 459 9836, +91 730 459 9837, and 1860 2662 345   

In the U.S. contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 

In Canada contact Crisis Services Canada at 1-833-456-4566 

In the UK contact Samaritans at 116 123

In Australia contact Lifeline at 13 11 14

Please call them if you are in emotional distress and need someone to talk to. 

Lotus blooms in swamps,stars shine in darkness ,likewise,YOU are precious.Pls don't give up on yourself.Life is a gift.
Every problem has a solution.Show it how STRONG you are !! You got this and you are enough !!

DISCLAIMER:This article/blog post is for informational purpose only and are not intended to offer any personal medical
advice.Please consult a medical professional for proper guidance and treatment. 
(Dear God,please make sure that this post reaches all especially the right people who needs it at right time and hope it will be helpful .(God is my promoter/marketer/publicist after all! 😍😉😎)