Lack of folic acid can be the major cause of depression, but junk food & processed foods are also the culprit. Heavily processed foods are laden with sodium & always lead to depression. To avoid depression eat spinach, asparagus, avocados, sweet potatoes, navy beans, bananas, black beans, watermelon, whole-wheat breads, apples, legumes, uinoa, kale and other green leafy vegetables. Take B-12 & B complex vitamins & indulge in seafood, like salmon, tuna or mackerel fish, along with nut oils.
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Foods like salmon, tuna or mackerel fish,nut oils, sweet potatoes and spinach lift spirits, and so do banans and watermelon because of folate. Low folate and thiamin cause depression. B Vitamins help with depression. Eat Asparagus! Some foods that cause depression are white bread, pasta (made with eggs), white rice, desserts, chocolates, fried food, processed meat, some condiments foods are laden with sodium & high-caffeine intake & alcoholic drinks. Dont be depressed try these foods.
Processed Foods might trigger depression. Yes, your diet can be associated with depression. Not enough omega-3 foods is another cause for increased levels of depression, as well as, junk food and sweets. Eat nuts, spinach or Kale asparagus, avocado, sweet potatoes, quinoa, apples, chicken and they will boost your mood. You will see a difference.
Splenda is better for you than Aspartame (Pick Diet RC over Diet Coke)
Aspartame is broken down in the body into a series of chemical compounds that have been shown to cause health risks - not the least of which is severe worsening of depression symptoms in persons already suffering from depression. Infact, a medical study on the effects of aspertame on clinical depression had to be suspended due to the severity of the observed response in test subjects. Splenda, on the other hand, is not metabolized by the body. It passes through with almost no absorbtion.
The presence of Cl is thought to be the most dangerous component of sucralose (Splenda).But, since it is 600x sweeter than sugar you use it in very small amounts, most of it is innert filler. In a tsp of Splenda you get over 600x LESS chlorine than in a tsp of table salt.(Sodium Chloride or NaCl)
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