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Can Food Cause Depression?



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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  • Interesting to think the sodium gets people down.. Sugar brings me down! A little while after a high carb meal and I'm ready for a nap :) Either way the idea is just to eat better! So I agree!! - by HEATHERLYAJ

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