• Bola Kwame

These Foods Are Making You Depressed

In recent studies, an important relationship was found between intestinal flora and various processes of the nervous system.

The state of the microbiota has direct effects on the functioning of our neurotransmitters. These are fundamental in our moods, behavior, and neurological processes.

This is why our food avalanche is of vital importance to maintain stable mental health.

It is not surprising that when someone struggles with depression, anxiety, or another mental illness, in addition to therapy and medications, they are instructed to have healthy eating habits.

Now knowing this, some foods put our intestines to work hard, so our microbiota can be affected. So if you're going through a tough mental health time, avoid these foods:

  1. Fast Food

  2. Alcohol

  3. Salt

  4. Refined grains

  5. Artificial sweeteners

These times can be very tough. Some cannot share with their families and loved ones. Seasonal Affective Disorder is real and we have to be extra careful with our mental health these days.

Just having a healthier diet will make us feel better, even if we are not dealing with any mental illness.

It's not about going through a strict diet, it's about eating in a balanced way.

Try it!

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