Vegetables can relieve feelings of melancholy, depression and sadness. Fresh or raw vegetables can create gastrointestinal problems so fresh vegetables should be used sparingly.
- Beetroot-contains a natural antidepressant-betaine. Betaine participates in the production of joy hormones and contributes to the normalization of mood.
- Tomato-ingredient lycopene is an antioxidant that strengthens metabolic processes in the brain. Helps fight depression. Important for the production of serotonin and dopamine are folic acid, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6 – ingredients of tomatoes.
- Garlic-ingredient chromium affects the synthesis of serotonin.
- Legumes-magnesium that soothes and relaxes is found in beans, chickpeas, green mung beans and lentils. Magnesium lowers the level of cortisol-responsible for stress. It removes fatigue, lethargy, physical and mental exhaustion.
- Paprika-consumption of paprika stimulates the production of endorphins, which has a calming effect. Due to their rich content of vitamins (B, E, C), lycopene and minerals (iron, potassium, chromium, magnesium, zinc, calcium), sweet and hot types of peppers are an excellent antidepressant. Capsaicin gives peppers anger and relieves pain and strengthens the body’s tone. The level of cortisol / stress hormone rises in the blood during stressful situations, which paprika lowers very well.
- Carrots and pumpkin-rich in vitamins B, C and E and a complex of minerals that synthesize the hormone of happiness.
- Broccoli-green vegetables (along with lettuce, spinach, cabbage) contain B9 folic acid which relieves depression and has a beneficial effect on the nervous system. These vegetables alleviate the effects of stress, anxiety without explanation, improve mood.
- Green peas – reduces the risk of depression and melancholy due to the strong antioxidants (vitamins B, C, E and carotenoids). Reduces irritability. Increases work capacity. It strengthens energy. It contains a large amount of silicon (without which other elements would not be absorbed in the body, so all organs and the system would suffer), cobalt and molybdenum. Cobalt is needed for the synthesis of vitamin B12, without which the nervous system does not function normally. B12 deficiency means constant depression, insomnia, neuralgia and asthma attacks. Molybdenum helps the production of hemoglobin and the synthesis of amino acids and vitamins C, B12 and E.