According to a study conducted by three researchers and published in Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine (2015, Volume 5, Issue 4), spinach, lettuce, chicory, squash, pomegranate, almond and wild trout as have the highest effect on patients suffering from depression.

1.) Morning Spinach Smoothie

4 cups of fresh, clean spinach

1/2 cup blueberries, blackberries or raspberries

1 tablespoon Spirulina

1 scoop of high quality protein powder

2 cups Fresh, Clean Water


Reference: Tavakkoli-Kakhki, M., Eslami, S., & Motavasselian, M. (2015). Nutrient-rich versus nutrient-poor foods for depressed patients based on Iranian Traditional Medicine resources. Avicenna journal of phytomedicine5(4), 298–308.

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