The 7 Best Foods for Fighting Depression

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Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts provide a rich source of concentrated selenium, low levels of which have been linked to depression.

Dark Chocolate

Loaded with polyphenols, dark chocolate stimulates the release of “feel-good” endorphins.

Eggs

A bodybuilding staple, eggs are high in the amino acid tyrosine, which helps boost levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that affects emotions such as pleasure and pain.

Poultry

Both chicken and turkey are high in the essential amino acid tryptophan, which your body needs to manufacture serotonin and melatonin.

Salmon

Wild salmon is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Research has shown that these “good fats” can help lessen some of the symptoms associated with depression.

Spinach

Super high in vitamins K and A, a cup of spinach also provides almost 60 per cent of the RDI (Reference Daily Intake) for folic acid (vitamin B9), which helps turn on serotonin receptors in the brain.

Strawberries

Strawberries are high in the all-important antioxidant vitamin C, which helps reduce stress and lower cortisol levels in the body.

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