Diet Plan for Depression
Depression is very common and serious problem among all emotional disorders. It is persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in daily activities. Common symptoms of depression are sadness, loss of appetite, constipation, low blood pressure and body aches. Indigestion is also one of the main causes of depression. Due to indigestion, gases are produced in digestive tract and it reduces the supply of oxygen to tissues which increases carbon dioxide level causing depression. Excessive intake of carbohydrates, caffeinated products may lead to indigestion. So a well-balanced Diet plan is needed to diminish the risk of this emotional disorder.
DIET CHART FOR DEPRESSION
Warm Water + Soaked Almonds / Walnuts
Broken wheat porridge / Veg Semolina (veg upma) / Veg Vermicelli / Veg Idli / Brown Bread Sandwich / Semolina pancake / Besan pancake (gram flour) / Missi Roti /Oats/ Stuffed Chapatti / Chapatti with Veg or Dal / Milk / + Egg white
Fruit / Fruit juice / Herbal tea / Coconut water
Chapatti + Salad + Vegetable + Dal / Brown rice / Chicken/Fish (once in week)
Roasted chane / homemade soup / Vermicelli / Herbal tea
Chapatti + Vegetable + Dal / khichadi / Rice
Cereals to be consumed
Whole wheat, Brown rice, Millets, Oats, Corns, Samolina
Cerals to be avoided
Refined flour, refined grains
Fruits to be consumed
Banana, Apples, Pear, Grapes, Apricot, plums, Strawberries, Orange, Figs, Pomegranate, Dates, Lime, Guava, Peaches, Sapodilla, Mango, Pear, Papaya
Fruits to be avoided
Vegetables to be consumed
Spinach, Carrot, Tomato, Radish, Yams, Lima Beans, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Onion, Cucumber, Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes, Bitter gourd, Ridge gourd,Bottle gourd, Capsicum, Mushroom, Turnip, Kale, Celery, Onion, Asparagus,Eggplant.
Vegetables to be avoided
Pulses to be consumed
All lentils, beans and soybean
Pulses to be avoided
Frozen and Dried pulses
Dairy Products to be consumed
Low fat Milk/ skimmed milk, low fat yoghurt, buttermilk, tofu
Dairy Products to be avoided
Tea, Coffee, High- fat milk products
Spices to be consumed
Spices to be avoided
Drinks to be consumed
Homemade vegetable juices, coconut water, Herbal tea, Fruits juices, Amla juice, Red juice, Pumpkin Juice, Green juice,
Drinks to be avoided
All Carbonated drinks, Energy drinks, Beverages that contain tannic acid, Alcohol
Flesh Foods to be consumed
Fish (Tuna, Salmon, Rohu, Sardines, Mackerel)
Flesh Foods to be avoided
SEEDS AND DRY FRUITS
Dry Fruits to be consumed
Walnuts, Almonds, cashew and all nuts, Flax seeds, chia seeds
Dry Fruits to be avoided
All nuts should be taken in limit.
Oils to be consumed
Cow ghee, olive oil, Canola oil, soybean oil
Oils to be avoided
Hydrogenated and unsaturated vegetable oil
Other Foods to be consumed
Honey, Jaggery, Homemade soups
Other Foods to be avoided
All processed food, Junk food, Spicy food, Tobacco, Pickle, Desserts.
LIFESTYLE AND DIETARY TIPS
- Take proper sleep and adequate rest.
- Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily.
- Practice yoga and meditation to maintain fitness.
- Indulge in some active hobby.
- Follow healthy and balanced Diet and avoid skipping meals.