Diet for depression:
Just as you need to nourish your body with healthy foods, the same healthy foods are needed to nourish your brain!
Health, whether physical or mental begins with a healthy diet.
Avoid refined carbohydrates which includes anything made with white flour or white sugar. Ensure that you are not hypoglycemic, having fluctuations in blood sugar can cause depression. Choose healthy whole grains instead of refined grains. Brown rice, quinoa, millet, pasta made with whole grains, such as Kamut or spelt and buckwheat. These nourish the nervous system as they are high in B vitamins.
In treating depression naturally avoid alcohol. It can be a viscous circle. If you feel depressed you may want to drink at night. But alcohol is a known depressant. You will fell depressed the day after drinking. So think of that when you go to pour a drink. Think of how much better you will feel when you wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day. Save alcohol for special occasions. If you find it hard to cut down on drinking, seek help.
Drink plenty of pure water.
Avoid caffeine and any chemical food additives in processed or packaged foods. Try to eat food in their most natural state instead of transformed foods.
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, at least half of your plate at lunch and at dinner. Increase the amount of raw vegetables you eat. Bananas are especially good as they favor the production of serotonin.