Feeling a little bit sad during certain time of the year is something that affects many people, but there's a difference between feeling down just a little and being depressed.
Today I want to share some great natural remedies that will help you boost your mood up!
Natural remedies for depression
When we exercise, our body temperature rises, which calms us, and our body releases chemicals that make us feel good.
While the link between exercise and alleviating symptoms of depression isn't clear, researchers have found that regular exercise — 30 to 60 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week — can lift mood, reduce stress and boost self-esteem as well as protect against heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer.
Increasing magnesium-rich foods in your daily diet could help boost your mood.
Symptoms of depression — from mild apathy to psychosis and even suicidal thoughts — may be related to a deficiency in magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral that our body needs to contract and relax muscles, and to produce protein and energy. It is also needed for bone growth and support.
Because vitamin C isn't manufactured by or stored in the body, it's important to increase your vitamin C intake by adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet including citrus fruits, strawberries, melons, pineapple, berries, bell peppers, tomatoes and dark leafy greens or by taking supplements.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that many of us associate with curing the common cold. While it may not be the common cold cure we all hope for, it does help protect us from cancer, stroke and cardiovascular disease, and it is beneficial to our eye health and boosts our immune system. Vitamin C may also alleviate symptoms of depression — it plays a role in how our body synthesizes the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, a brain chemical that affects our mood.