Food to keep depression at bay

Beat Depression

On a very serious note, depression should always be the last thing to ever cross your mind. Even the great romantic poet William Wordsworth said, that in a sweet mood, happy thoughts could still bring sad thoughts to your mind.

The worst thing what someone undergoing a bout of depression, can come across is a thousand people, telling them of ten thousand ways, by which they could help themselves with their case of depression.

By no stretch of imagination, are we planning to be, a know it all kind. At least not right now. Through our humble words, we only wish to present a list of eatables which are healthy for your systems, and are known to have anti-depressant properties.

Beat Depression with these Super foods


We would not find onions in our every day list of foods that are known to have an antidepressant effect on our body. In fact, along with all the vegetables and roots of the Allium family, which include garlic, shallots, leeks, spring onions and chives, even onions are known to be good for digestion, as well as being an effective inhibitor for cancer.

These vegetables contain a high percentage of the anti-oxidant flavonoid, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

The relationship between a healthy digestive tract and elevated mood levels, date way back, than our capacity of documentation may track.


Tomatoes are rich in folic acid and alpha-lopoic acid, which are proven anti-depressants. Studies have proven time and again that a deficiency of folates in the system may lead to an increase in depression tendencies.

Homocysteine is the compound which inhibits the production of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, which play an important part in the healthy functioning of your mind. High levels of folates in the body, prevents the excessive production of homocysteine.

Alpha-lipoic acid helps the body in converting glucose into energy, hence balancing the mood levels.


Beans are good for the heart, have anti-diabetic properties, and also may boost your weight loss program.

They are beneficial for the mood because, the body digests them slowly, thus keeping sudden hunger pangs at bay.

Any food that helps in balancing out the blood sugar levels is bound to be helpful for you in coping mood swings.


Reach out to a bunch of seeds, every time you feel the urge to grab a snack. Sunflower, flax, hemp and chia are specially good for one’s mood, as they are rich in omega-3 fatty acid.

Seeds not only provide us with their individual nutrient contents, but also increase the absorbing capacity of our body.


Apples are high in anti-oxidants, which promote the natural repairing process of our body, and also prevent against further development of any inflammations.

Apples are also loaded with soluble fibers, which stabilizes the blood sugar levels in our body.

By Abhro