Home Remedies for Depression

Discover which foods will lighten up your day and many other easy home remedies for depression.

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I discovered my favorite home remedy for depression by accident.

Last fall I took pollen to boost my immune system in the winter.

The "side effect" was that I also felt quite happy and confident in my future. I usually worry and get depressed when I try to envision my family’s future in these troubled times.

I was so pleased with the results, that, this year, I used an improved bee products recipe with locust honey, propolis tincture, pollen and royal jelly.

To get rid of nervousness, insomnia and depression, take 1 spoonful of pollen in the morning for 3-4 weeks.

Another tasty recipe: Macerate Sea Buckthorn berry, pollen and Propolis in honey for 1 week, then take 1 tablespoon of this honey for 1 month.

Home Remedies for Depression
...Foods that will put you in a good mood

Serotonin is an essential amino acid obtained from tryptophan. It can not be synthesized by the body and is obtained through proper diet.

Vitamin B complex and Magnesium also have a key role in regulating the secretion of serotonin. You can find them in the supplements prescribed by doctors or in food.

Bananas are rich in potassium and magnesium.

Beetroot is a wonder vegetable. It has many vitamins, improves metabolism, fight anemia and has a detoxification effect on the liver, helping it to destroy the stored fat.

Apart from Beetroot, it is recommended that you include your diet more home remedies for depression like carrots, celery, spinach, lettuce, parsley, cabbage, onion and garlic with tonic and stimulating effects.

Pumpkin is rich in tryptophan.

Pumpkin pie has become a tradition in our family. Whenever we go to my parents in the country I always get a pumpkin to make a delicious pie.

Soybeans, beans and peas also contain tryptophan, as well as ocean fish (salmon, tuna, cod) rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Eating turkey will get you in a good mood because it contains tryptophan - the precursor of serotonin, which gives a sense of wellness and decreases appetite.

Also, milk and cheese contain tryptophan. In addition, the tryptophan in the cheese is absorbed better than the one in the meat. Drink a cup of warm milk with honey. It's tasty, healthy and reassuring.

I see now where “Milk and honey” comes from.

Barley is a cereal with tonic and restorative effects. It is recommended in atonic conditions, in demineralization and states of fatigue depression.

Increase the amount of vitamins consumed

People suffering from powerful depression lose vitamins. They require additional vitamins, primarily B -complex (destroyed by caffeine), vitamins C, E and PP to ensure proper functioning of the nervous system.

These vitamins maintain vascular flexibility, provide a better irrigation of the brain and stimulate the release of antistress hormones.

Vitamin C is taken by eating lettuce, spinach, nettles, red beet juice and rosehip jam and vitamin E in wheat germ and soybean oil.

Suggested menu

Whole wheat bread, cereals, tofu, milk, cocoa, grapefruit, bananas, pineapples, cherries, avocados, plums, almonds can make up a breakfast or snack which will maintain a high tone throughout the day.

At lunch or dinner, you can benefit from other home remedies for depression like chicken, fish, rice, spinach, brussels sprouts. Do not forget soy, algae and garlic that you can also use to complement your meal.

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