8 foods to fight seasonal depression

Fall is here, and rogue Christmas decorations are already mingling in with Halloween costumes. These foods will help keep you from developing that familiar fall and winter malaise.

  1. Fatty fish – the omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D will keep your brain happy. Our body produces vitamin D in sunlight, so in winter months be sure to supplement.
  2. Fresh fruit – Especially citrus; vitamin C will keep you healthy and boost iron absorption to prevent anemia.
  3. Leafy green veggies – they are high in folate – a B vitamin, which helps to produce serotonin and ward off depression.
  4. Mushrooms – Very high in vitamin D and B vitamins riboflavin and niacin.
  5. Nuts – High in magnesium and tryptophan, known to fight fatigue and depression, respectively.
  6. Dark chocolate – Helps to boost production of serotonin and relieve stress.
  7. Garlic – Helps to lower blood pressure, which can make you feel less stressed.
  8. Bananas – Loaded with nutrients, and a perfect combo of protein, fiber and carbs make these the perfect, energy-boosting snack.

To read about other natural ways to fight depression, be sure to check out Nutrients.news



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