Depression has treatment and can be cured. It is common to combine medical treatments, medicines and lifestyle therapies. But we prefer prevention.
Stress: We must try to lead less stressful life. Taking too much stress can lead one in depression.
Sleep: Proper sleep is very important factors in mental illness. Irregular sleep can create many hormonal imbalances in our body that may lead one in depression too.
Exercise: Exercise offers a range of health benefits including helping prevent depression. Both high-intensity and low-intensity exercise is beneficial in this respect. High-intensity exercise releases the feel-good chemicals, known as endorphins, into the body.
Low-intensity exercise sustained over an extended period helps release proteins called neurotropic factors, which improve brain function and make a person who is exercising feel better.
Many people who are depressed have low motivation for exercise, so it is a good idea to start with 5 minutes of walking or doing an enjoyable activity and gradually increase the length of time over the coming days, weeks, and months
Healthy Family life: Healthy family life is very important. Good family bonding and good friends can stop one to get into the depression zone.
The brain needs the right mix of nutrients to function properly. For healthy mind we should start consuming unsaturated fats by cooking with olive and adding nuts and seeds to meals
We must eat more whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, protein with tryptophan, found in fish, poultry, eggs, and spinach, oily fish containing omega-3 oils or taking omega-3 supplements at least twice a week. We must drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day.
We have to limit the caffeinated drinks, such as coffee and soda. We must avoid alcohol and smoking.
Regular Consumption of foods like LICORICE/Yashtimadhu, Basil Seeds, Malabar Spinach, Green tea, basil leaf, Avocado, Chia Seed, Red beetroot, Olive, Mushroom, Centella Asiatica/ Thankuni, Ashwagandha, Sunflower Seed, Cauliflower can help in the prevention of depression .