Authen-tip: Nutrition for Depression

Depression is one of the most common mood disorders in our country. Every year, it strikes millions of Americans leaving them feeling tired, restless, and full of negative emotions. If you are experiencing depression, be sure to include a good amount of omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. You can get this from fresh wild salmon, flax seed oil, chia seeds, walnuts, cauliflower, nuts, Brussels sprouts, and winter squash. Also be sure to include plenty of vitamins B12 and B6 in your diet from foods like bananas, peas, potatoes, and organic poultry. You can also eat asparagus, lentils, and fresh salad greens to help boost your mood and get plenty of folate. Be sure that you are staying hydrated by drinking plenty of good quality water. One of the late signs of dehydration includes depression, so keep your BPA-free water bottle with you at all times!