2. Get Your Nutrients
There’s a reason Nature provides such an immense source of foods: humans need a variety nutrients for everything to work properly. If you are missing certain nutrients, the processes they support won’t happen.
It’s known that antidepressants deplete the body of magnesium, B-complex vitamins, and CoQ10 (a vital enzyme). Magnesium deficiency is becoming more common and one of its most obvious symptoms is depression.
Foods that will directly provide these nutrients are whole grains, cheese, yogurt, beans, leafy greens, broccoli, fish, and poultry. Add herbs and spices that reduce inflammation and are known to promote calmness and clarity. Find some suggestions here.
3. Get the Right Fatty Acids
The brain uses healthy fats for food. Fish oil contains EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), both known to promote brain function. Not all fish oil is of high quality. The ratio of EPA to DHA is important (1:6), as is the freshness of the oil. Do your research to get a high-quality oil.
Several studies have proven the effectiveness of omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA in relieving feelings of depression, presumably due to its nutrients and anti-inflammatory properties. (10)