Eat yourself happy – food that improves depression symptoms


Say yay to:

  • foods high in omega 3 fatty acids such as mackerel, tuna, salmon, walnuts
  • turkey – contains high levels of the amino acid tryptophan
  • green tea – it is also treat for relieving stress and anxiety due to theanine which lowers tension (rather than coffee which can cause higher anxiety levels)
  • foods that provide vitamin D such as dairy products (milk, cheese, yoghurt) and fortified wholegrain cereals
  • B vitamin rich foods which can be found in shellfish, beef liver, red meat, soy products, dark leafy vegtables e.g. spinach, bananas, avacados and wholegrain products
  • a couple of squares of high quality chocolate such as Green and Blacks Organic 70% Dark Chocolate to give you a mood boost

Say nae to:

  • most processed foods – white bread, white pasta, biscuits, cakes
  • sugary drinks – if you’ve got a notion for sugar why not trying making your own fresh fruit, vegatable and seeds smoothie to cut cravings and give you an antioxident boost
  • to be honest, just added sugar in general
  • artificial sweetners such as aspartame
  • too much alcohol
  • fast food