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5 Crores Indian fighting Depression, On Mental health day-Lets, fight together!

5 Crores Indian fighting Depression, On Mental health day-Lets, fight together!Health & Food


10th of October, World Mental Health day it is and with daily cases of mental suffering and damages causing people trapped into dark zones and traumatized life, let’s talk about some scientific approaches that could help you fight depression.

“As per WHO estimates, nearly 5 Crore Indian are suffering from depression and over 300 million people are living with it globally. The figures show an increase of more than 18% in cases of depression as compared to the last decade and account for over two-thirds of global suicides in low- and middle-income countries like India,” says Mahesh Jayaraman, co-founder of health platform

Loss of loved one, loss of money, the guilt of something, humiliation caused by other, bullying by friends or mocking by strangers, lack of self-esteem, health tolls on self or misery caused by over thinking, depression hooks are very delicate and can catch you at any junction of life. With people trying to overcome with many antidepressant pills and drugs, scientifically 4 healthy living and eating habits can help millions from this undesired ugly face of life.

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Let’s discuss them:

A balanced diet filled with fats is must:
A balanced diet full of nutrients and fats leads to healthy living habits helping you against depression. The combination of complex carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, Omega 3 and Omega 6 along with Vitamins and water is an essential for the proper functioning of brain activities.

While good fats — monounsaturated and polyunsaturated — are known to enhance mental calm, transfats and saturated fats can adversely affect brain health. The low supply of essential nutrients could seriously hamper the body’s production of amino acids, which are key drivers of psychological health.

Incorporate nutrient-dense animal fats in your daily diet, to provide your body with Vitamin A, arachidonic acid, Omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin D and Vitamin K. These nutrients will not only prevent or mitigate depression and anxiety but lead to improved concentration levels, enhanced moods and will result in better focus.

Thyroid test and check up is must:
Abnormal Thyroid issues can lead to strange mood swings in a person leading to many of your life problems. It can cause you fatigue, anxiety, insomnia and ultimately the depression. Most of the times, patients with hypothyroidism report these symptoms, but receive diagnosis of major depression, general anxiety or bipolar disorder. Most of the times, patients with hypothyroidism report these symptoms, but receive a diagnosis of major depression, general anxiety or bipolar disorder.

So always keep in mind that as the thyroid functioning improves, depression gets lower naturally.

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Intake of Vitamin B should be adequate:
Another main reason triggering depression can be inappropriate intake of Vitamin B12. Vitamin B plays an important role in producing the chemical often causing mood swings and other brain functions. Several studies have found that patients with mental disorders are nutrient deficient and lack Omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

Hence the first step always to fight against depression is to ensure that your body is fulfilled with the right amount of Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is found in abundance in animal products such as fish, lean meat, poultry, eggs, and grass-fed dairy products like milk and cheese. Fortified breakfast cereals are also a good source of B12 and other B vitamins.

Meditation and yoga:
Meditation and Yoga is the universal and most effective source of fighting depression. Mental peace, soulful treats for self, inner well being, healthy lifestyle all you can get with performing daily yoga and meditation. Yoga and meditation have demonstrated therapeutic effectiveness on many patients dealing with depression, mental and emotional problems. Practice yoga and meditation as a treatment for depression, and, as an effective alternative to medication that can have serious side effects.

Most importantly, help others by discussing with them and sharing their problems. Help them to fight back together. Never leave them as all they need is your support and kind gestures.




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