You're feeling down in the dumps, a little blue, a little blah. What sounds like the best thing to eat? Probably ice cream or nothing at all ... but that could eventually make you feel worse. Here's what you really should be eating instead.
Keep in mind, we're talking about every-day mild depression, not the kind of severe depression that requires medication and counseling.
We asked culinary nutritionist Stephanie Sacks, author of What the Fork Are You Eating and the blog, What the Fork Weekly, and Rebecca Katz, cookbook author and founder and director of the Healing Kitchens Institute at Commonweal, for their advice. "If you are feeling down," says Sacks, "Rebecca and I think it wise to create a toolbox of Vitamin B and omega fatty acid-rich foods." Here are some of those depression-fighting foods they suggest.
What do you like eating when you're feeling down?
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