Why does a depression diet work? It’s been proven that what we eat affects our mood.

"Food can affect your mood, and what you choose to put into your mouth can influence your state of mind." - Amanda Geary, in her book The Food And Mood Handbook: Find Relief at Last From Depression, Anxiety, PMS, Cravings and Mood Swings

Go to the grocery store and you will see more and more processed foods with snazzy marketing telling you how good their product is – but is it healthy? To beat your depression, you must pay close attention to what you put in your mouth. There’s great temptation to eat comfort food – but that’s only making things worse.

It’s like giving your Ferrari the grimiest fuel and oil. It’s engine won’t purr if you give it that junk. Same with your body – that’s including your mind.

It’s been proven that if you do not get adequate nutrition- you are more likely to experience long-term depression, thoughts of suicide and even attempt suicide. (The Journal of Nutrition, April, 132(4): 719-25.)

It’s also been proven that a diet low in tryptophan causes depression. (Psychopharmacology. 155(2): 123-7.)

It’s also been proven that a diet low in polyunsaturated fatty acids, antioxidant vitamins, folate, and vitamin B-12 is associated with depression. (The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 60(1): 135-43.)

So, what must you eat for your cure depression diet?

1. Read our complimentary 6 Steps Report and read Step 1 for the depression diet info. http://www.cure-your-depression.com/depresion-viplist.html

2. One helpful depression diet tool I use regularly (and have saved to my desktop) is my fitness coach’s Eating Guide. I learned plenty from the pro of peak fitness. The number 1 internet fitness guru Tom Venuto shares his diet tips which not only burn fat but create for a healthier mind!

I use his recipes from Chapter 14: “The BFFM Eating Plan: How to Choose Fat-Burning Foods, Avoid Fat Storing Foods and Easily Design Your Own Effective Result-Producing Meals and Menu Plans”. I also use his 2 guides (which also comes with his main book) “The A Food, B Food Lecture - How To Get “Good Grades” On Your Food Choices” and “Foods That Burn Fat, Foods That Turn To Fat”. Visit: http://www.greenapplehealth.com/exercise/burnfatfeedmuscle_review.htm to learn more.

There is hope! You are worth it!

Warmest regards,

Merri Ellen
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Alaimo, K., Olson, D. M., Frongillo, E. A. (2000). Family food insufficiency, but not low family income, is positively associated with dysthymia and suicide symptoms in adolescents. The Journal of Nutrition, April, 132(4): 719-25.

Rogers, P. J. (2000). A healthy body, a healthy mind: long-term impact of diet on mood and cognitive function. The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 60(1): 135-43.

Spillmann, M. K., VanderDoes, A. J., Rankin, M. A., Vuolo, R. D., Schoenfeld, d., Fava, M. (2000). Trylptophan depletion in SSRI-recovered depressed outpatients. Psychopharmacology. 155(2): 123-7.

Banki, C. M., Vojnik, M., Papp, Z., Balla, K. Z., Arato, M. (1985). Cerebrospinal fluid magnesium and calcium related to amine metabolites, diagnosis, and suicide attempts.Biological Psychiatry, 20(2): 163-71.

Author's Bio: 

Merri Ellen Giesbrecht is a former depression sufferer who has a mission to share the latest scientific research on curing depression. Just recently, she has contributed to the writing of a special free report on ‘6 Ingredients to Cure Depression’. Visit: http://www.cure-your-depression.com/depression_story.html