Studies show that when we eat processed food, eat lots of fatty foods, eat lots of meat, take in lots of refined sugars, we end up with irritability, depression, moodiness, feel tired all the time, listless, fearful, have lots of aches and pains, we don’t sleep well, and we tend to want to be alone a lot of the time, plus we have uncontrollable thoughts that keep racing through our heads.
At the same time our sugar levels go way up… and then way down, then we feel more tired. Then we want to feel better so we end up eating more fast food, meat, processed food, and more junk food in order to try to gain energy… but it doesn’t work.
One study of 5,000 people done in Britain had one group eating there normal diet with all the fatty processed food, and another group that ate nothing but plant based whole foods. The end result showed a significant lowering of depression for the group that ate fruits, veggies, and whole grains.
Another study had over 500 people, those that ate a diet similar to that found in Japan with lots of veggies, mushrooms, and fruits were less likely to have depression. And studies show that people who eat lots of meat have low tryptophan levels which is important for keeping away depression.
And a lack of Omega 3 oils in the diet was found to be more common in meat eaters, than with whole foods plant based diets… thus meat eaters have a much higher incidence of depression. Thus it’s also important to eat flax seeds, walnuts, avocados and other nuts, and chia seeds in your diet to stave off depression.
And a study at the University of Illinois and Arizona State University showed those who ate a vegan diet had less depression.
Another study from Australia showed that women who ate a vegetarian diet were 30% less likely to come down with depression. Another study in the Journal of Nutrition showed that those who at lots of meat, eggs, and organ meats had changes in their brains from inflammation which can cause depression.
Also depression is connect to the amount of natural B-Vitamins we get in our diet. Without folate and other live B vitamins we start to feel depleted and our mood shifts to one sadness, and we want to be alone. In a study in Japan women with low amounts of B vitamins in their system were much more likely to be depressed.
With all that being said, what should we eat to feel better?
Dark green leafy veggies are full of B-Vitamins, lots of nutrient dense minerals, and live enzymes that also help with depression. Plus greens also reduce homocysteine levels thus helping to keep away depression.
Chlorella contains lots of B-12 vitamin, in fact more B-12 than what you find in liver… and B-12 is important for boosting your mood so you feel great! At the same time it also contains Vitamins A, C, E, and K and a full spectrum of B Vitamins.
Chlorella contains lots of Omega fatty acids that also boost your mood and help you to feel good. And Chlorella helps with inflammation, blood sugar regulation, and boosts your immune system at the same time.
Chlorella contains more chlorophyll than any other food on the planet… and chlorophyll is well know for detoxing the body and can give a person a lot of energy… that can also translate into feeling better. Many feel Chlorella helps them relax and have a clear mind… and feel better in general. And even people with fibromyalgia with depression feel they can resume their regular activities when taking lots of Chlorella.
Also include in your diet, kale, lettuce, endive, collard greens, turnip greens, excarole, mustard greens, arugula, spinach, broccoli, watercress, swiss chard, and seaweed, and any others greens you might think of.
Here is a video of a woman who become a vegan and her depression disappeared.
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I can also say that over the last few months of eating a plant based whole foods, I feel great and my mood is wonderful – Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Shambala Spiritual Transformation Institute, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, Punjab teas, and at www.paulhaider.com – feel free to contact him any time. Also check out Dr. Haider’s radio show at http://www.thesourcecenterradio.com/The-Relaxed-Soul.html July show to be about “The Power of Compassion”