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Diet and Vitamins for Depression

Depression is a bummer. And although we've all been temporarily depressed at one time or another, long-term depression is a condition that should not be ignored.

Unlike passing emotional downers of frustration or sadness, major persistent depression seriously infects the thoughts, behavior and health of at least 15% of our adult and teen population. And the majority of those affected are girls and women.

The dramatic increase of depression in industrialized countries is clearly linked to poor diet, vitamin deficiencies and the lack of positive physical and social activities.

Here's what you can do to naturally prevent or overcome depression:Focus on Good Mood Foods

Believe it or not, there are good and bad mood foods. Let's start with the bad news first.

When we're depressed we tend to lean towards eating "comfort foods." These are generally refined, high glycemic, bad mood foods that can produce a temporary high. But in the long run, they make you feel low-down, un-comfortable and depressed.

So trying to comfort yourself with unhealthy foods is really the worst thing you can do.

Avoid high glycemic index carbohydrates, alcohol, fruit juices, caffeine products, processed vegetable oils and other foods high in refined sugars and unhealthy fats.

Instead, drink plenty of clean water and eat a good whole food diet with lots of colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, lean poultry and fish high in omega 3 oils. Keep your fat consumption around 30% and make sure it comes mainly from healthy natural sources of whole grains, nuts, olive oil and fatty omega 3 fish.

Increase Your Good Mood Nutrition

Even when you do your best, studies show you canít get all the nutrition you need from the foods you eat. For good hormonal balance and mental health you must take high quality whole food supplements that include the following:Check out my highest recommendations for natural and balanced whole food nutritional supplements and the purest, most highly effective fish oil capsules.

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