Changing seasons can also lead to mood swings and even depressive states. These can be combated not only with medicines, but also with their lifestyle and diet. Persistent sadness, apathy and lack of energy are signs of depression.

With food and an active lifestyle, however, can be addressed. Many foods provide the body with an important amino acid, tryptophan, a precursor to serotonin, also known as happiness hormone. Tryptophan-rich foods include fish, eggs, unrefined whole grains, peanuts, cahu walnuts and hazelnuts. For example, cashew nuts contain about 0.3-0.4 grams of tryptophan per 100 grams. So if you eat 50 grams a day, preferably for breakfast, with some honey or in the evening until 20.00, they can have a positive effect. Raw or dried plums are also good for improving your mood. They have an antidepressant effect. Excessive consumption of industrialized foods, especially meat, cheese and sugar, causes depression that can cause metabolic acidosis. Vitamin B-rich foods fight this acidosis and depression again. This vitamin is found in fresh wheat germ, brewer’s yeast from dietary supplements, liver and whole grains.