5 Foods to Eat When You’re Depressed

2. Nuts & Seeds

Seeds and nuts, such almonds, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pecans, cashews and sesame seeds, are brimming with dense profiles of energizing magnesium. You can also obtain magnesium from other food-based sources, such as leafy green veggies, and whole grains.

Research reveals that magnesium obtained through nuts and seeds promotes the increase of serotonin, a principal neurotransmitter that makes us feel relaxed, happy and calm. This powerhouse nutrient also enhances the body’s ability to produce and retain energy.

Nuts are also brimming with healthy fats and protein, and you must replace all your cravings for processed and packaged food by keeping a healthy snack of mixed nuts with you at all times.

However, be sure to buy them raw, and steer clear of all unsalted, sweetened and flavour nut varieties. The sugary and salty coatings do improve the taste, but they do more harm than good to your health. They trigger overeating, and train your brain to crave more sugar and salts.

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  1. georgia hagstrom
    August 1, 2017

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