Did you know that a diet high in sugar is associated with depression? We know when we eat a chocolate or sweet we instantly feel happier and even more energetic. This actually occurs, but it is a false joy because excess sugar brings a feeling of immediate pleasure, but then it "drops" that feeling and brings with it an "empty", turning into a vicious cycle, when eating something sugar becomes a daily necessity to maintain this cycle.
A good solution is to add to your diet foods rich in nutrients that will help in the production of serotonin, such as the tryptophan, we found in oilseeds such as chestnuts, almonds, walnuts, cashews and peanuts and even in yoghurt, egg, banana, fishes , cauliflower and peas.
In addition, you can still bet on foods that contain folic acid, which helps in the production of brain neurotransmitters responsible for the well-being and mood, such as grains, lentils, black beans, chickpeas and greens such as broccoli and spinach.
It is worth remembering that a colorful and balanced diet in variety of nutrients makes life happier and away from temptations of immediate pleasure. Of course, moderation is always the key word, once and a while, sugar is ok! ;)