This is not about drowning your sorrows in your favorite junk food. This is about healthy foods that contain the minerals your body tends to lack when you feel depressed. These foods will not leave you feeling worse than before. They are guilt-free, and are doing work for you.
A spinach salad may not melt in your mouth like a brownie sundae, but it is loaded with folate and thiamin. Diets low in these nutrients have been linked to depression. Foods high in folate and thiamin:
Toughen up and eat some meat! Or at least something rich in iron, as feelings of lethargy have been linked to an iron-deficiency. Try these food sources:
Green Leafy Vegetables
Oscar the Grouch could have used some fish sticks. Studies have found that people whose diets were low in selenium were “grouchier” than those who had a high selenium intake. Here are some selenium rich foods:
Have some diets made you feel on edge? That’s because most extreme diets cut out carbohydrates, which are essential for your brain to create serotonin, the “happy” chemical. Try these mood-boosters: