Natural Remedies for Depression

Depression is one of the most frequently faced psychological ailments faced by the all age groups. All of us feel depressed once in a while. Sometimes it is for shorter span about little things, sometimes it spans over for longer periods. While it is but natural to fall victim to depression, it is very necessary to come out of it as soon as possible.

There are many treatments and cures for depression, among which natural treatments are ranked the highest. I’ve listed some tips to avoid or cure depression.

Change in diet

Yes the most simple and the most effective way is to bring about a change in the diet. Certain foods are known to alleviate your mood and certain do the contrary.
First of all one should avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol intake. They lift our spirits temporarily but they are the major contributors when it comes to mood swings and insomnia.

Another thing that may have similar effects is high amounts of sweet intake. Because of them the blood sugar level rises temporarily and the person feels highly energetic, but as soon as the rush goes down, the person is left anxious, depressed and extremely vulnerable.

Consume a lot of green leafy vegetables, as they are rich in folic acid (a b vitamin), that is deficient in depressed people.
Fish consumption is also a good idea, as they contain omega 3 Fatty Acids. The human body can not produce it on their own, so one has to take them. Lesser amounts of Omega 3 Fatty Acids in the body also make one prone to depression.

Stop being a couch potato.
Exercise is the cheapest way to lighten your mood. Enroll yourself in a gym program, yoga or dance classes. If that is not possible, engage yourself in any sport that you like or just simply start taking a brisk walk everyday.

Get some sunlight

Believe it or not, sunlight is good for you. I’m not asking you to throw away your sun block, but exposure to light is necessary. Our brain produces a chemical, serotonin, known to lift our spirits. When it’s dark its production is stopped and one starts feeling sad. Get into natural light in the morning and start your day with a good mood.

So just bring about these little changes in your life and enjoy being healthy.


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