How to Overcome Depression Naturally?​

1. Decrease the consumption of processed food and sugar: Sugar and processed foods can lead to inflammation throughout the body and brain, which may contribute to mood disorders, including anxiety and depression.

2. Eat more probiotic foods: Eating a diet that includes probiotic foods, or a combination of both probiotic and prebiotic foods, may help ease depression and anxiety. Probiotic food intake from fermented dairy products and vegetables was inversely associated with depressive symptoms in the general population. Probiotic food showed decisive effects on lowering the risk for self-reported diagnosis of clinical depression.

3. Consume vitamin B12: Low vitamin B12 levels have been connected to depression.

4. Have vitamin D: Researchers have found that individuals with low levels of vitamin D have a greater chance of depression by as much as 10 times compared to that of someone with optimal levels. Sun exposure is your best source for vitamin D.

5. Consume animal-based omega-3 fats: 60 percent of your brain is DHA fat which is an omega-3 animal based fat. Therefore, omega-3 fats are important for brain function and mental health. However, individuals usually can’t get enough omega-3 fats through diet, so it is important to take supplements.

6. Regulate salt intake: Make sure to regulate your salt intake. Those suffering from a deficiency in their sodium levels can increase their chances of depression. If you need to increase your intake, do it with all-natural salt like Himalayan salt and avoid regular table salt.

7. Do daily exercise: One of the most effective ways to improve your mood is doing exercise. People who do physical activity every day have a positive outlook on life. They are in better physical health and are less likely to suffer from depression.

8. Keep regular sleep: Depression has been directly linked to people who suffer from sleep disorders.

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