simple ways to fight depression

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders. It can also act as the deadliest mental disorder, if it goes unchecked. Fortunately there are simpler ways to combat depression than taking a long term anti depressants course.
I’ve listed some very easy tips that would help you fight depression and would also improve the quality of your life.
Reduce your sweet intake.
Sweet doesn’t only add to the pile of fat around your belly, but is also a contributor to depression. When taken they increase your blood sugar levels and you instantly feel energetic and light hearted. But as soon as the level of your blood sugar drops, you are left frustrated and vulnerable.

Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake.
They do relax the nerves and simulate concentration but researches have proved that while coffee and alcohol may have temporary effects on the mood; they remain the worst contributor to anxiety, and insomnia.

Start consuming folic acids and magnesium.
Green leafy vegetables, if consumed regularly, would work better than any anti depressant. They are rich in folic acids, (a b vitamin), that is deficient in depressed people. Some fruits, beans and grains are also good sources of folic acid. Magnesium is known to fight depression. It can be consumed by taking a lot of nuts, pulses, grains and vegetables.

Include marine food in your diet.
Consume fish, as they contain omega 3 fats. The human body can not produce it on their own, so one has to take them through diet. These are extremely important for a normal brain function. Lesser amounts of omega 3 fats in the body also make one prone to depression.

Engage in some outdoor Activity
Exercise work wonders and so does the fresh air and sunlight. Join dance classes with your partner or just take a brisk walk. You won’t only be spending quality time together but also keeping depression miles away.

Take supplements
The supplements are not only for the elderly and the sick. They are the best thing for you, once you are depressed. Many vitamins, fatty acids or other compounds, known to fight depression are not consumed by us through diet. Get a vitamin, DHA or melatonin supplement prescribed according to your age, body weight and mental conditions.

Follow these tips and keep the depression away. Welcome to a happy life.


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