Introduction

In my previous article, I described four types of foods that can aid in the treatment for depression.  This article will expand upon this topic and describe more foods that can aid in the treatment for depression.

Whole Grains

On a first note, whole grains can aid in the treatment for depression.  According to everydayhealth.com, the following can be noted:

When looking for foods that fight depression, focus on the healthy, high-fiber carbohydrates found in whole grains and you can feel good and do your body good at the same time.

“Complex carbohydrates are wonderful foods to improve mood quickly,” says Debbie Mandel, a stress management expert and author of Addicted to Stress. “Whole grains, brown rice, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, and whole wheat pasta are all good choices. They help the body release serotonin.”

Green Tea

On a second note, green tea can aid in the treatment of depression.  According to everydayhealth.com, the following can be stated:

Researchers know that green tea is an incredibly rich source of antioxidants, but its depression-fighting properties can be traced to an amino acid known as theanine, says Talbott.

“Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves that provides an anti-stress relaxation benefit to tea drinkers,” he adds. “The presence of theanine in green tea is thought to be responsible for the observation that caffeine intake in coffee drinkers (who aren’t getting theanine) is more apt to result in tension as opposed to the ‘relaxed alertness’ more common to tea drinkers.”

Turmeric

On a third note, turmeric can aid in the treatment of depression.  According to everydayhealth.com, the following can be mentioned:

If you’re feeling depressed, this bold spice found in many Indian and Asian curry dishes is a great way to boost your mood, among other benefits. “Turmeric can indeed be considered one of the ‘spices of life’ because of its profound anti-inflammatory activity,” says Talbott.

“Famously used in spicy Indian and Thai dishes, turmeric contains the active compounds turmerones and curcuminods, which have been associated with a wide range of health benefits.”

Conclusion

To end this specific article, this article has provided readers with three specific types of foods that can aid in the treatment of depression.  They include whole grains, green tea, and turmeric.  It is important to remember that going to therapy and taking your medication is essential to maintain your mental health.  However, maintaining proper nutrition is also essential, as well.