Foods that cause Depression: Nutritionist offers insights

Symptoms of Depression include anxiety, sadness, mood swings, hopelessness, sense of loss and guilt. Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee further pointed out

Updated on Aug 04, 2022 11:20 AM IST 7 Photos

A persistent feeling of sadness or a lack of interest in everything may denote Depression. It is a mood disorder which can stem from various reasons. “Many of the symptoms of depression can be directly linked to vitamin and mineral deficiencies and avoiding depression or recovering from a depressive episode is often as easy as changing your diet and boosting your consumption of key foods that deliver brain-boosting nutrients and help regulate brain chemistry,” wrote Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee.(Unsplash)

Symptoms of Depression include anxiety, sadness, mood swings, hopelessness, sense of loss and guilt. Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee further pointed out the food items that can cause Depression or be the reasons to accelerate the same.(Unsplash)

Research suggests that eating refined or white sugar can increase the chances of Depression. Not just that, white sugar can also lead to a number of chronic illnesses.(Unsplash)

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It is recommended to avoid eating processed food items as it can lead to more stress and anxiety, leading to Depression. Eating fried foods, candies and high-fat products can have similar effects on the body as well.(Unsplash)

Of all the macronutrients, only protein is seen to have shown as impact on causing Depression. The proportion of the protein intake of the body is related to the chances of Depression.(Unsplash)

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