The winter time can be a difficult season for many people, especially for those living with depression. Our responsibilities increase, the days become shorter, colder and darker. Additionally, experts believe that nutrition can play an important role in depression and our psychological state in general. Here is a list of nutritional tips that may help raise your mood this winter:
- Timing is everything: Let’s begin by looking at the timing of your nutrition schedule. What times do you prefer eating at, and how many times a day do you eat? Nutritionists advise us to eat 6 small meals a day. Studies have shown that smaller meals help people eat healthier and keep a more balanced diet. Include fruits, vegetables and proteins.
- Eat wisely: Try avoiding the leftovers of the cake that is on your kitchen table. Remember that sweets, and simple carbs such as rice, and white bread cause your blood sugar to rise. Additionally, try keeping your caffeine levels low.
Here is a list of depression- friendly foods:
- Nuts and peanut butter
- Fruits and prewashed veggies
- Whole grain crackers, bread and oatmeal
- Cottage cheese
- Egg whites
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