I spent a good part of my teenage years and early 20s battling depression. It led me into a downward spiral where I felt hopeless, sad, and uninterested. I felt completely horrible about myself and the world around me. Eventually, I found myself at “rock bottom.” This is when I set out on a determined journey to clean up my mind, body, and soul.
I decided that my first stop would be with the food I was putting in my body. Up until this time, I had been eating a highly processed food diet. When I started to incorporate real food, my entire world started to change.
I was more energetic, creative, and inspired. I was also a better person to myself and everybody around me. At this point, a lightbulb went off and I really started to connect the dots. The food I was putting in my body was having a massive impact on my mental health!
So I did some research and discovered scientific evidence that confirmed it was true: what we eat can either positively or negatively affect our mental health.
The good news is, there are foods out there that can help fight symptoms of depression. These foods are reparative, can help keep us balanced, and fulfill all our weird and wonderful nutritional needs.
Let's talk about five of these healing foods that have the power to fight symptoms of depression and how they work: