6 Food Ingredients that are a Recipe For Depression

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the gut/brain connection, and along the same lines, experts have already identified foods that could be making your depression worse. You may not even be paying attention to your diet as a factor in your mood, but this may change your thinking.

Some of these foods can have other health impacts other than mental health, but for the purposes of this article, we’ll focus on how they can negatively impact your sense of well-being. Cutting out these six food contents could be a step towards becoming a happier person…

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1. Alcohol

Many people turn to drinking as a way to self-medicate, but the irony is that alcohol is a depressant – so while you may feel good for a short period of time, you’re not doing yourself any favors in the long-term.

WebMD notes that about 33-percent of people with major depression also have an alcohol problem (although to be fair, it also says the depression often shows up first). However, alcohol will do nothing to cover over your feelings of sadness and hopelessness – it will only make them worse. Also, drinking can make your antidepressant medications less effective, adds the source.

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