Want To Be Happier? Eat Healthy!
Depression can have many origins: it can "run in the family" or be triggered by a traumatic, sad event on our life. More often than not, it is also influenced by our lifestyle choices. Depression is a mental health issue, which is believed to be originated in the brain but is not that simple.
A study from 2017 has proved what Dr. Sebi knew all along: that following a diet that ensures that the brain - and the body as a whole - gets the proper nutrients is a sure-fire way to prevent and treat depression. A healthy diet is the one that can be reached when you strictly follow Dr. Sebi's Nutritional Guide: a food list of non-hybrids that assimilate best to the body's environment due to the nutritional properties they provide. An unhealthy diet - high in animal products, sugar, and processed food - increases the risk for depression, especially in children and teens because it deprives the brain of the nutrients it needs, and compromises the alkaline-electric environment of the gut, which impacts our mental and physical health, as stated by Dr. Sebi's methodology.
But wait - what does the stomach have to do with your mental health? Apparently, everything! Often called "the second brain", the gut is the place where neurotransmitters or "feel-good chemicals" like serotonin are synthesized, so it's important to keep it healthy. For example, constipation, a slowing of the bowel movements, signals dysregulation in your gut, which affects your neurotransmitter levels. So the key to your happiness? As Dr. Sebi's Research Institute found out ages ago, the key to happiness and health is GOOD NUTRITION.
We bring you the 5 foods that can make you happier, so you incorporate them to your diet today.
5 Healthy Foods For Your Mental Health
Avocados. This fruit is loaded with tryptophan, which is used to produce serotonin. Avocados also help you keep your hair, skin, and nails soft and luscious. Super simple avocado on toast can be hard to beat, but if you want to try something different, this delicious Avocado Hummus might do the trick.
Berries. Blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries have anthocyanidins and anthocyanins, nutrients that help reduce depression and stress. And in "cheesecake" form, we're sure these will make you extra happy!
Tomatoes. Lycopene, an antioxidant found in tomatoes, fights inflammation in the brain. Because lycopene is fat-soluble, eat tomatoes with some olive oil - for example, in this amazingly easy and fresh salad.
Walnuts. Considered to be an ideal nosh for improving mood, walnuts are loaded with nutrients that help keep mood balanced, fight fatigue, anxiety, stress, tension, and irritability. Keep this No-Bake Walnut and Date bars to eat as an afternoon snack and keep your hunger and stress levels balanced.
Pasta. They call it "comfort food" for a reason. The carbs are great because they release energy slowly whilst simultaneously helping us to feel full and satisfied. They also help release endorphins that make us feel good. Just make sure the pasta you are eating is made from approved grains: only those that appear on Dr. Sebi's Nutritional Guide such as spelt, Kamut, quinoa, onion, or wild rice. One prime example? This incredibly scrumptious Red Pepper Pasta.