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  • Food Can Help Relieve Depression
  • In modern society, there are a large number of pressures from all aspects, including work, study, life, which will make people suffer from depression. Depression is not only a mental problem, if the condition is serious, it may lead to many other diseases, and bring much more damage to your body. In fact, there are some kinds of food in our daily diets that can help relieve the depression.

    First, polysaccharides foods
    By increasing the serotonin, sugar can relieve the stress and improve the bad mood. However, the absorption of monosaccharide is very slow. As a result, if you can take in more polysaccharides in daily diets, it will be better, because the digestion of polysaccharides is relatively slower. Nowadays, most of the refined foods lack of polysaccharides but mainly contain monosaccharides. Such foods are quite inappropriate for people in high-pressure environment. Polysaccharide foods include rice, barley, wheat, oats, melons, and other fresh vegetables and fruits.

    Second, fatty foods
    Excessive cholesterol is the risk factor to cause cardiovascular disease and stroke. However, if the cholesterol level is extremely low, it will cause melancholia and chronic fatigue. What's more, it is also one of the causes of mental disorders. As a result, you should pay attention to maintain the normal cholesterol intake in daily diets. In addition, fish oil is a good food source of unsaturated fatty acids. Medical researches have proved that it has health effect on a variety of diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal cancer, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis. In recent years, many studies also showed that more intake of fish oil can improve depression and anxiety. What's more, because rape oil contains high content of linoleic acid, so it is also very effective in treating depression.

    Third, vitamin and mineral foods
    Vitamins are the necessary materials for all the biochemical processes in human body, including vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, carotene, folic acid, and so on. Each of these nutrients is equally important. In addition, a lot of mineral substances such as calcium, magnesium, selenium and zinc also should not be ignored. For the women, they should take in much more calcium, phosphorus and iron, so as to prevent the arrival of osteoporosis and depression after the menopause.

    Fourth, water
    More than 80% of the body is made up of water. Water is the basic environment for all the functions of the body. If you want to be healthy and have a good mood, you should drink more water, so as to increase the excretion of the waste in the body, and refresh the body and mind, which will further relieve the depressed emotion.


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