Can You Fight Depression With Food?
We’ve all heard of “comfort foods.” You know the one meal that works as the perfect pick-me-up when you are feeling down? It turns out, there really are foods that can aid depression, but they’re not the ones you think.
There has been a lot of negative talk about food and mood regarding depressive overeating. And of course, there is reason to be concerned if you or someone you know turns to food for solace. No doubt there are links between depression and obesity.
However, recent studies have also found that there are a number of foods that can boost mood and fight depression naturally. In fact they can do it just as well as, or in some cases even better than, drugs and antidepressants.
The truth is when we are depressed most people turn toward “junk foods” which are high in salt, sugar and fat. This is what causes depressive overeating or depressive obesity, which can become a never ending cycle of feeling ugly and overweight, which leads to more eating.