Roundup: Healthy Eating and Depression

Some articles worth reading from fellow depression bloggers and around the internet.

How to Beat the Binge
Louise Victoria, Mind Sugar

Good advice from a great blog about diet and depression. “Most mild depressions and many severe cases are not helped at all by inadequate nutrition. Of course, regardless of what the depression is caused by, you may not feel like eating at all, but if I told you that improving your nutrition will help alleviate some of your symptoms of anxiety and depression … would you try it?”

The Brain-Gut Connection: How Gut Bacteria May Treat Depression
Therese Borchard, Everyday Health

If you like keeping up with the science of depression, this is a fascinating read. “Our body is a dwelling place for about 100 trillion bacteria and other microbes, collectively known as our microbiome. They do many important things: break down our food, fight off infection, and boost our immune system. However, scientists are finding that they may do even more than that, and have an important role in our mental health.”

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10 Foods I Eat Every Day to Beat Depression
Therese Borchard

Useful list from one of the best and most prolific depression bloggers around.

13 Foods That Fight Stress and Depression
Keri Glassman, Prevention

“So when I talk about calming foods, I don’t mean so-called comfort foods. I mean meals and snacks that will truly soothe and calm you. Whether it’s because of the specific nutrients they provide or the steady, reliable source of energy they give you, they’ll get you through the day feeling focused, even, and balanced — so you’ll have the ability to conquer anything.”

Bye Bye Blues Super-Smoothie: anti-depression smoothie
Ella Leché, Pure Ella

A personal tale and a recipe. “A healthy smoothie like this isn’t a cure – but it’s a start at making the right decisions and learning about some great superfoods that you should add to your daily diet.”

The 50 Healthiest Foods of All Time (With Recipes)
Alexandra Sifferlin, Time

Not specifically depression-oriented, but a very good list (including two foods I had never heard of before). Note the “View as List” option if, like me, you hate having to click 49 times to read the whole list.

Previously on this blog:
Diet and Depression, part 1
Diet and Depression II: Mental Blocks to Healthy Eating

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