Depression is a symptom that we all feel from time to time. For some people, it can be troubling enough to negatively impact their work, relationships, and overall quality of life.
While depression is considered a diagnosis on its own, more and more doctors are getting wise to the fact that depression is often a symptom or side effect of something else related to the mind-body connection. Treatment can include therapy, medication, exercise, and diet.
Research shows that food choices can either exacerbate or minimize feelings of depression. While not a cure-all by any means, we have compiled a list of foods that are best avoided when you’re feeling down.
Paying attention to your diet in this way can lessen the frequency and duration of depressive episodes. Plus, the simple act of choosing food that lifts rather than crushes your psyche is a form of self-care that can start to turn the tide.