If you are suffering from depression, even if the symptoms are not as severe, it can still be disturbing not to be in a good mood, not to be able to regulate your mood. Fortunately, however, there are many healthy foods available that can play a prominent role in regulating mood and creating a sense of well-being.
Dark berries can be relied on all year round. Berries act as powerful antioxidants and contain many valuable vitamins and minerals. These all help reduce inflammation in the body and play a prominent role in improving cognitive function. This group includes strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries.
Omega-3 fatty acids are among the good fatty acids. They are powerful compounds that successfully increase dopamine and serotonin levels in the body. They are anti-inflammatory and actively contribute to the maintenance of healthy cell membranes. Salmon and tuna are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Other healthy fats include flaxseed, chia seeds and, in fact, seeds and nuts.
Dark green leafy vegetables are high in magnesium. These vegetables also increase serotonin levels in the body. Apart from reducing inflammation in our body, they even maintain the health of the intestinal tract. Examples include broccoli, kale and spinach.
The relationship between the gut and the brain is more complex than we previously thought. That’s why it’s so important to maintain a balance of gut flora. Eating foods rich in prebiotics is essential to balance the gut flora. Such prebiotic foods include onions, dandelions and Jerusalem artichokes.
And don’t forget fibre, which also helps to keep the gut and brain healthy. Vegetables and fruits are rich in fibre.
Fermented foods are also a great supplement and increase the number of probiotics in the gut. Eat as much sauerkraut, kefir and yoghurt as possible to maintain wellbeing.