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List of the best foods for depression, as ranked by mental health care professionals. Depression is often a misunderstood disease that strikes people of all ages. It’s dangerous because depression can manifest itself in drained energy, painful joints, and thoughts of suicide. While there is no cure for depression, there are certain kinds of depression fighting foods that have positive effects of a person’s depression, as well as lessening their side effects of depression. Healthy carbohydrates are often linked to mood-boosting chemicals in the brain. Foods with protein can make you more alert and provide much-needed energy. Foods with antioxidants, selenium, omega-3 fatty acids, and other essential nutrients can make your body feel healthier which can affect your mental health.

What sorts of foods are best to help with depression? A lot of it depends on how your depression manifests itself. If your depression is connected with lagging energy, then foods like skinless chicken and lean beef can provide you with what you need. A constant state of sadness might be connected to a lack of healthy carbs, so brown rice and whole wheat pasta are a good substitute.

Since diet often contributes to how we feel, the foods on this list are perfect for easing the symptoms of depression. If you know of a food to combat depression that isn't on this list of depression fighting foods, make sure to add it.

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Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Foods for Depression
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Strawberries is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Salmon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Almond is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Blueberry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Yogurt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Chicken meat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Broccoli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Tomato is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Tuna is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Kiwi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Pumpkin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Carrot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Grapefruit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Whole Wheat/Whole Grain Pasta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Lean Beef is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Collard greens is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Walnut is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Spinach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Asparagus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Oatmeal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Cantaloupe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Turkey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Pepper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Flax seed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Mango is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Foods for Depression
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Pea is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Foods for Depression
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Edamame is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Apricot is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Crab is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Trout is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Kale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Lean Pork is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Hazelnut is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Cabbage is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Foods for Depression
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Kidney Bean is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Brown rice is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Almond milk is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Foods for Depression
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Chickpea is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Foods for Depression
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Raw Wheat Germ is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Clam is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Coconut water is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Foods for Depression
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Sardine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Soy milk is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Foods for Depression

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Brazil nut is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Foods for Depression