There are so many tips to overcoming depression. A lot of scholars and authors have written endless pages on how to overcome depression. Not to criticize them but I don’t see depressed folks having the patience to read through bulk articles. My opinion anyway. So, I’ll be making it short and simple according to my findings and personal experience. Here goes….

Even the finest diet may fail if our own attitude is faulty and full of gloom. Many years ago, a Hebrew sage gave this counsel:

“A merry heart doeth good, like a medicine. “

In other words, a happy, optimistic person is bound to enjoy better health. His whole body responds to the sheer joy of living. A bright philosophy gives him something worthwhile to live for.

But the ancient scribe didn’t stop there. He added these significant words:

“A broken spirit drieth the bones.”

How true! We all know that an unhappy person — a pessimist — always looks on the gloomy side of things. He is depressed and discouraged with everything he sees. His unhappy attitude interferes with his digestion. It slows down his circulation, makes him nervous and jumpy, spoils his sleep, makes him sceptical and suspicious of others, and takes the joy out of living. All the Vitamin pills and food supplements in the world will never make him happy.

Maybe he needs a good cook, someone who knows how to prepare food, and serve it attractively. This is most impossible if one is to enjoy life to the full. Often a happy attitude is either gained or lost at the dinner table. The smart man will recognize this and be grateful for the good things that come his way. He will quit his complaining, realising that “the best things in life are free.”

So, ladies, in planing food purchases, try to provide the best balanced meals for the amount of money available. Meals should lead your family to enjoy eating, and to be grateful for what they have. Provide a happy atmosphere in your home, without rivalry or favouritism. Be contented, and make the most of what you have. Look on the bright side, and encourage your children to do the same. Mealtimes will then be pleasant occasions for all the family, and your children will appreciate the health and happiness you have given them.

Thanks for reading….

Original article written by me and can be found here 👉  [https://whaleshares.io/health/@scarletmedia/overcoming-depression-through-healthy-diets]

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