Nutritionists recommend 5 seasonal depression-fighting foods.

Fatty fish provides omega-3s.

Olsen recommended seasonal anti-inflammatory foods. She said stress and negative emotions increase inflammation, creating a cycle.

She emphasises omega-3-rich foods. Salmon, mackerel, and herring are rich in these.

If you don't eat fish, add nuts to your meals

Nuts and seeds are Olsen's second-best omega-3 source.Omega-3-rich walnuts, flax, chia, and hemp seeds reduce inflammation.

High-fiber foods boost "happy" hormones.

fiber-rich beans and oats can also reduce inflammation. soluble fibre dissolves in water to form a gel that raise inflammation and cholesterol.
She said fibre feeds gut bacteria, creating a healthy microbiome. She said our gut produces mood-regulating "happy" hormones like serotonin, dopamine, and GABA.

Fruit instead of sugar

As seasons change, Olsen warned against added sugar, which can cause blood sugar crashes and inflammation.She warned about "added sugar" on nutrition labels.

Olsen said 15 grammes of added sugar raises blood sugar and inflames more than 15 grammes of fruit sugar. Fruit has vitamins, minerals, and fibre, making it healthier than sugary foods.

Lean, organic meat avoids mood-altering chemicals.

Olsen said most meat-eaters get enough protein. She said eating processed, high-fat meats is the issue.

She said meats with high saturated fat, hormones, and antibiotics can cause body inflammation and mood changes. Organic, grass-fed, leaner meat will give you enough protein to feel full

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