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We Deliver Locals tips to a healthier happier diet

Its perhaps a little know fact that depression can be affected by nutrition. While science hasn’t discovered a dietary cure for depression, research shows that eating nutrient-rich foods and getting sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals can have a dramatic impact on your mood.

Here are We Deliver Locals tips to a healthy happier diet:

Eat regularly throughout the day:

Make sure you eat at least three meals each day. Missing meals, especially

breakfast, leads to low blood sugar and this causes low mood, irritability

and fatigue

Choose less refined high sugar foods and drinks and more wholegrain cereals,pulses, fruit and vegetables:

Sugary foods are absorbed quickly into the bloodstream (they may also be

referred to as high glycaemic index foods). This may cause an initial ‘high’ or

surge of energy that soon wears off as the body increases its insulin production,

leaving you feeling tired and low.

 

Include protein at each meal:

 

We need plenty of protein to maintain our skin, organ, muscle and

immune function but recent research suggests that one particular component of

protein, the amino acid tryptophan, is important in its effect on the brain, where

it influences mood.

 

Eat a wide variety of foods:

 

The more varied your diet, the more likely you are to obtain all the nutrients you

need.

 

Include oily fish (omega 3 fatty acids) in your diet:

 

omega 3 oils may reduce symptoms in

patients with depression on antidepressant medications
Maintain adequate fluid intake:

 

Not drinking enough fl uid has signifi cant implications for mental health.

The early effects of even mild dehydration can affect our feelings and

performance, often characterised by restless or irritable behaviour.

 

If you drink alcohol keep within recommended limits:

 

Alcohol has a depressant effect on the brain so can result in a rapid worsening

of your mood. It is also a toxin that has to be deactivated by the liver. During

this detoxifi cation process the body uses thiamin, zinc and other nutrients and

this can deplete your reserves, especially if your diet is poor. Thiamin and other

vitamin defi ciencies are common in heavy drinkers and these defi cits can cause

low mood, irritability and/or aggressive behaviour as well as more serious and

long-term mental health problems.

 

 

Exercise regularly:

 

Exercise leads to the release of endorphins – feel good chemicals that help us

to relax and to feel happy

 

Summary:

Foods to try Eliminate

  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Gluten
  • Lactose
  • Caffeine
  • Nicotine
  • Alcohol
  • Processed Foods
  • GMO Foods

 

Foods to try to eat more of:

 

  • Fish
  • Beef
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Nuts
  • Organic Foods
  • Clean Water
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