Feeling down? Then maybe it’s time to start eating salmon like a grizzly bear.
Seriously, your diet (among other factors) could actually be making you feel like a garbage person because you’re not getting the nutrients your brain needs to function at its peak. So if you want to improve your mood, sleep, energy, concentration, and body composition (yes, please!), it might be time to reevaluate the foods you have in regular rotation.
This isn't about food sensitivities or intolerances (read: I'm not gonna tell you to give up bread or cheese. We're trying to help you feel less depressed here). This is about adding a few foods to your diet to help you feel a little better about life.
Wild fatty fish
This includes salmon, trout, tuna, mackerel, and sardines. Wild fatty fish are basically elixirs of life. Not only are they packed with protein and healthy omega-3 fats, they're high in depression-fighting vitamin D. As a nation, most of us are vitamin D deprived -- only 23% of Americans have sufficient levels of vitamin D in their blood, and since you can’t frolic outside like the carefree kid you never were, you might as well chow down on a salmon roll.