10 Foods That May Benefit Your Brain Better Than Antidepressants

Antidepressants are as common today as pain relievers and nighttime sleep aids, but does this mean they’re the best option for our health? Of course not! We weren’t intended to need or rely on drugs and though mental illness is nothing to play around with or make light of, we should always look to natural remedies first instead just assuming we need a drug to fix our problems. Antidepressants work by either promoting serotonin in the body or both serotonin and dopamine, our feel good hormones that produce a healthy mood. The problem with antidepressants is that sometimes, they can produce too much of one or the other causing an imbalance, and many of them come with side effects that alter long-term health such as weight gain, reduced gut function, mood disorders, emotional numbness, and some many even make depression worse.

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10 Foods That May Benefit Your Brain Better Than Antidepressants | One Green Planet.

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