4 Foods To Lower Your Risk Of Depression And 3 To Avoid At All Costs

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Many people with clinical depression are told by their doctor or therapist that the issue is due to a chemical imbalance in the brain, and that the only recourse that you have is to take pharmaceutical drugs.

Did anyone ever suggest to you that your diet could be to blame for your problem? This isn’t true in every case, of course, but many people find that when they add more of the following 10 foods to their diets and remove the top three culprits, their depression almost seems to heal itself.

One study out of the Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra Project looked at more than 15,000 subjects over a 10-year period in regards to diet and depression. None of the subjects in this study started out with depression. Subjects answered questions pertaining to their diet over the study period and researchers assigned a scoring system to their food intake. Foods such as candy or red meat were given a negative score and foods such as produce, nuts, and beans were given a positive score.

By the end of the study period, nearly 1,550 of these subjects had been diagnosed with clinical depression. This study found that those who consumed certain foods were at a much higher risk of developing depression, and those who consumed more natural foods were on the low-risk end of their scale.

Our health is reliant on our ability to get enough nutrition so that our bodies can repair cells and maintain all functions while removing toxic compounds and waste. This means we need to continually increase our nutrition levels as much as possible while avoiding toxins. We also need to detoxify regularly to assist the body in working at optimal levels.

First, let’s look at the top 4 foods that you should be eating more of in order to get as much nutrition as possible and avoid depression.

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