Fruits are great to have in the morning with milk and a handful of nuts and seed with your whole grain toast or oatmeal. For your lunch try steamed vegetables, whole wheat bread and a glass of butter-milk. For dinner, try a green vegetable salad and cottage cheese or a glass of butter-milk. Why butter-milk?. Butter-milk is something that helps boost your serotonin levels and gets good fat in your brain which you are lacking when you feel depressed.
In order to be happy and healthy, eating foods rich in B vitamins, such as whole grains, green vegetables, eggs and fish gets your body on the road to happiness.
What food should you eat?
Turkey, eggs, almonds, chicken, soybeans and milk products will boost your "happy" chemicals in your brain. eat complex carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and starchy foods. Eat protein rich sources: dairy foods (cheese, milk, yogurt) fish, meats, legumes (beans and lentils), peanut butter, poultry and tofu.
What foods should you stay away from?
Now, your body needs to stay away from few foods in order to get on the road to mental health. If you suffer from depression, for the time being, you should completely exclude tea, coffee, alcohol, chocolate and cola, all white flour products, sugar, food coloring, chemical additives, white rice and strong condiments. why?. These foods have a tendency to build up chemicals and toxins in your body that affect your mental state.
Simple sugars found in candy, syrups, table sugar, alcohol and sweetened fruits cause a brief spike in blood sugar which may make you feel better in the short term but can be followed by a quick drop in energy and leave you craving more.