Hi, friends! Today I’m posting over at the Real Food Outlaws with nutrition tips for depression. This is a topic that I’ve been asked about recently so I thought it would make a great post.
Nutrition Tips For Depression
The story of nutrition and depression is very much the story of the chicken and egg, which came first? Lack of appetite, poor dietary choices, and strong preferences for sweets often contribute to inadequate nutrition in those struggling with depression. However, a number of nutritional deficiencies can also result in depression. Neurotransmitters are like little chemical text messages eliciting communication by binding to receptors in the brain. Serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline, and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) are examples of neurotransmitters you may have heard of, and a lack of them has been associated with depression. Furthermore, certain key dietary components are known to interact with neurotransmitters by promoting an increase or decrease in the levels or their activity. Read more on Real Food Outlaws!
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