The main factors to consider are:
1. Blood sugar imbalance – Hypo and
hyperglycemia, upsets brain function. Hypoglycemia (Or low blood sugar)
is a major cause of behavioral problems in children. I suffered from
hypoglycemia for years, getting extremely irritable whenever a meal was
delayed. I am much more balanced now and I make sure to eat my meals on
time and carry snacks like trail mix along.
Lack of protein – Protein contains essential amino acids that
in turn create neurotransmitters. These communicate information in our
brain. This can also alleviate headaches, migraines and lead to more
balanced energy throughout the day.
3. Lack of essential fatty acids – the brain is 60% fat, and good fats are critical for brain health
4. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
few specific vitamins that are important are B complex, which calms the
nervous system, vitamin C that keeps the adrenal glands calm – our
flight or fight glands, and along with other herbs can prevent burnout.
Magnesium helps muscle relax. Copper and iron give us energy.
A diet that includes a lot of refined sugars upsets brain function, after the sugar high, the ensuing crash causes depression.
changing your diet from one that contains a
lot of refined carbohydrates, packaged, processed or fast foods, to one
that is healthier, you can use these tips on nutrition for depression to greatly improve your emotional challenges.