Food against depression

Unlike the grief phase, which lasts for a short time, depression is a more serious condition that requires professional help and treatment so that it does not become complicated over time. It is good that there are alternative methods that can help, so it should also be mentioned that there is food for depression.

People suffering from depression usually have problems with insomnia, while in some people there may be an increased appetite for some people to have no desire for food. Depressed people are often tired, irritable, unwilling and without any goal or motivation.

There are foods that will help you overcome a state of hopelessness and deep sadness that makes it seem like you will never be able to find a way out. Chocolate is on the list of foods that help fight stress. Fortunately, a lot of those who like to eat chocolate were in cakes and other desserts.


Chocolate has been proven to act as an antioxidant, helping to cleanse the body of various harmful substances, while also helping to reduce anxiety. But as good as it is, you need to be careful about the quantities, and especially milk chocolate, which is not as healthy as dark chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa.

Foods for depression are those that contain a sufficient amount of a compound known as tyrosine. It is the compound most responsible for the production of mood-related dopamine. Tyrosine is found in almonds, which are also good for heart health. In addition to almonds, tyrosine can be found in cheese, chicken and turkey.

For better mood and a lot of positive energy it is necessary to enrich the diet with pumpkin and flax seeds. Just design recipes to add seeds to most of the dishes you store.


Sunflower seeds are a food that improves mood and successfully relieves depression. They contain vitamin E and tyrosine. Not only will you protect your heartbeat just like eating almonds, you will also be in a good mood.

Omega 3 fatty acids are mentioned as a powerful natural antidepressant. Most are found in fish such as tuna, anchovy, trout, sardines, salmon and herring.

If you notice that your mood is falling and that the moments when you laugh are a rarity, reach for healthy foods that will help you feel better, and smile will become an integral part of your face.

Author: S.Š., Photo: Umpaporn / Shutterstock

Mood Boosting Foods (December 2021)