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Foods to help and foods to avoid for depression.

Monday, May 20, 2019


Great graphics!

I am not sure about the foods they list as bad for persons with depression. emoticon

Too much info for me to print here.

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    good to know
    139 days ago
    143 days ago
    I had literally JUST polished off half a pound bag of raw asparagus before I noticed your link!! HA! I should be good to go. And maybe that's why I am always "craving" turkey burgers...I feel better!!

    Avocados - oh yea! come to Mama! Chocolate - ditto! Already had my Green Tea this morning... Oysters? Oh no. They are not Kosher. But Walnuts - Yaaay!

    And the bad list - I had to cut out artificial sweeteners and agave long ago. Agave is a fructose, and I'd already discovered I had bad issues with other fructose like corn syrups, high fructose corn syrup (which is being reabled same as corn syrup so now we really can't tell what is in the processed foods.)... I've also had issues with the non-dairy coffee creamers and then as part of KETO/Low Carb I quit using those. I use coconut milk or coconut cream or heavy whipping cream instead...or even just drink coffee black, if I have to. (not my favorite thing to do - I like a little bit of coffee in my cream! Hee Hee!).

    I use those little seaweed snacks from health food store to help with the iodine issue and my doctor (naturpathic oncologist) recently commented that my iodine levels were good. So he seemed pleased when I told him I liked to eat seaweed...

    Coffee is one of the "bad" items that I do drink occasionally, since there is so much conflicting advice about how it is "so good for you" with other kinds of health conditions. Right now, my happy place seems to be drinking at most, one a day, but most weeks, I'm actually drinking more like 3-4 a week. And by "one a day", I mean the cup is 8-12 ounces, rarely anything larger than a 16 oz "Tall" (like at Starbucks, I'd get a "Short" coffee - 8 oz - not on the menu, but they know what you are talking about if you pull up and order a Short coffee - iced, cappuccino, latte whatever.). Usually for Tall, I'm getting mostly other liquids or ice, and one shot of coffee (espresso). So I'm ambivalent about coffe, since I also enjoy calmer "caffeinated" drinks like green or oolong or pur-eh (sp) teas. I think I'm more or less in the "take it or leave it" camp. I've also learned that many times when I "think" I need coffee as a wake-up, I really need like 24+ ounces of slightly alkaline water!!

    Booze... meh...liquor might be quicker but refined sugar was always my preference. So I avoid both already. I'm good with my one half-shot of Passover wine once a year. I know wine is also "good for you" but I drink way less of it than I do coffee. Boxes of wine last 2-3 years past their expiration date in my house since I mostly use it in cooking roasts or other meats (great tenderizer!).

    Pasta - I've been avoiding because the processed flours are contributing to inflammation in my body. The ones made with chick peas or black beans seem to work well for me. Tofu - ewww I know it takes on flavors well and I used to eat it a lot more until I discovered that soy products in general are not good for my system. Waaaay too much estrogen and inflammation... no wonder I was depressed!!

    Ketchup - was already off my radar because it's just too sweet and most has the HFCS issue. Red wine, well I mentioned a bit about it lumped together with the "Booze" comments... Wheat Bran - loved it as a kid and we were always told to eat it because it was "soooo healthy for you" but now it is just too much inflammation in my system.

    I think I've written half of a blog already, so I may just use this on my blog page as it's a great link and good information and nothing like a polarizing article, right?? We all could stand to have less depression in our lives!

    150 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/22/2019 12:10:17 AM
    It's a great list. I pretty much was aware of the items on the list. It's a great reminder!
    151 days ago
  • DEE107
    151 days ago
  • MOMMA48
    emoticon for the great info!
    151 days ago
    151 days ago
    Interesting lists - not sure I agree with all of it, though.
    151 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    Thanks for sharing
    151 days ago
    Good info. Thanks for sharing.
    151 days ago
    I do eat all the itmes on the good list, but some of those on the bad list surprised me. Will have to do more research!
    151 days ago
    emoticon Chris! I got it, and I even made a copy. I think this would be a great TOPS program! I was surprised by non-dairy coffee creamer! I will see what other healthier choices I can make. I certainly do not need to make my anxiety and depression WORSE!! emoticon
    151 days ago
    Informative. There's always something more to learn.
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    151 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Very interesting article.
    151 days ago
    emoticon Chris, on my phone, it does not tak me to article. Will try again on my pc. Very interested, as I know to avoid certain foods/artificial sweeteners to prevent my migraines. Our foods eaten may affect depression, too. Thanks for sharing, and have a good week! emoticon
    152 days ago
    Thank you Chris I drink a cup of coffee every day. But artificial sugar is OUT.
    152 days ago
    I like 10 of the 14 items on the good list. And there are plenty of things on the bad list I never eat. Maybe it is part of the reason why I have never had problems.
    152 days ago
    Thank you Chris..great list.. I still eat a few of these and do suffer from depression..looks like I need to investigate further to see what changes I need to make...
    152 days ago
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