Nuts and Seeds
“Nuts may be the perfect superfood, since they’re a triple threat for depression: high in protein and amino acids, healthy fats like omega-3s and tryptophan, the brain-soothing chemical that builds serotonin levels,” Bhatia says.
Researchers in a February 2013 review in Neurochemistry International noted the importance of eating tryptophan-rich foods to prevent or reduce depression. Include several servings of nuts and seeds in your daily diet, such as almonds, cashews, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.
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