Depression: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Whole grains
  • Proteins like low-fat cheese, fish, milk, poultry, soy products, yogurt, beans and peas
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Berries
  • Oily fish and walnuts
  • Green tea
  • Legumes, cabbage
Foods to be avoided
  • Junk food
  • Sugary foods
  • Processed meats
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee

Yoga and Exercise

It appears that any form of exercise can help depression. Some examples of moderate exercise include:
  • Biking
  • Dancing
  • Gardening
  • Golf (walking instead of using the cart)
  • Housework, especially sweeping, mopping, or vacuuming
  • Jogging and walking 
  • Playing tennis
  • Swimming

Music and Meditation

  • Music and meditation helps in relieving stress.
  • You sit comfortably, close your eyes, and pay attention to your breathing for about 10- 15 minutes.

Home Remedies

  • Eat smart to lift mind and body.
  • Drink less coffee.
  • Proper treatment for your aches and pains.
  • Be sure you get enough sunlight.
  • Explore your creativity.
  • Make time for mindful relaxation.
  • Keep friends and family in your life.
  • Get the healthy sleep you need.
  • Stick to your treatment plan.

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