If you have depression, you know it’s more than dealing with feelings of sadness a few days a week. It’s a constant struggle to be happy or content no matter what you do. Although you’re not alone in your struggles (the disease affects around 350 million people and is the leading cause of disability), it doesn’t make you feel any better.
Green, leafy vegetables
Green, leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, and Swiss chard are some of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. They are full of antioxidants that boost the immune system and naturally detox toxins from the body. When toxins accumulate in our tissues, it causes chronic inflammation, which makes depression more likely to occur. Add spinach to your morning smoothie, enjoy a salad with mixed greens for lunch, and steam some broccoli for dinner.