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Diet and Depression -- There's a Connection

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Diet and Depression ConnectionDo you consider digging out your favorite ice cream and heading straight to it with a spoon when you've had a bad day? Instead of a dinner of protein and veggies, do you head straight for a pizza or hamburger and fries? Although it tastes great for the moment, after the splurge you may feel worse.

Unfortunately, your favorite comfort foods may be more like Job’s comforters. And who needs enemies with those friends!

Comfort foods taste good and give you temporary pleasure. But they also tend to be high in sugar and carbs, causing a crash in blood sugar that leaves you feeling irritable, tired, and depressed. Your treat ends up backfiring.

Knowing which foods to reach for and which ones to avoid during a time of emotional crisis can help ease some of the symptoms of depression – or at least keep you from making your mood any worse. An apple a day does more than keep the doctor away!

Choose These:

  • An omelet
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Lean beef
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Green leafy veggies
  • Avocado
  • Berries
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Beans
  • Onions
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Green tea

Skip These:

  • Alcohol
  • Soda
  • Caffeine
  • Potato chips
  • Ice cream
  • Candy bars
  • Sugar – real and artificial
  • Deep fried anything
  • Fast food
  • Donuts
  • TV Dinners
  • Foods high in salt – such as boxed or canned options

Addition Diet Tips:

You know you should eat healthy, beginning each day with a balanced breakfast. You should also watch your portion sizes, making sure you are getting plenty of fiber and protein, and load up on fruits and veggies. It's important that you neither undereat or overeat. Keeping your food choices colorful can also make meals look more appealing. You should also avoid prepackaged options and instead include as many fresh foods as possible. This might be the time to take a cooking class and learn to cook more dishes from scratch.

Your doctor is a source of help, too. She can help you create a diet that is healthy for you. It might even be helpful to work with a dietician or nutritionist for some tips and ideas.


This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

11-01-2016 - 02:18 PM


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