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Can You Overcome Sadness with Natural Foods?

Did you know that some foods such as oats or pure cacao can regulate our nervous system and boost our endorphin production in order to help us overcome sadness?
Can You Overcome Sadness with Natural Foods?

Last update: 21 December, 2018

Did you know that you can overcome sadness naturally by means of diet and some natural remedies such as Bach flowers or essential oils?

Discover how to feel full of joy, energy and optimism again without having to turn to medication. 

Can you overcome sadness?

Sadness is a negative mood that we can feel from time to time from a certain event. For example, we might feel sad from the a loved one passing away or from not reaching a goal that we made for ourselves.

However, the problem really starts when that sadness lingers in us and turns into a sort of chronic condition that harms us even on a physical level, in addition to complicating our personal and social relationships.

Before it turns into depression, it’s possible to overcome sadness naturally by using certain foods and supplements that balance our nervous system and emotions without any side-effects.

Through diet, and over time, we’ll feel better about ourselves and can eventually discontinue the remedies whenever we want.

Natural remedies

1. Bach flowers

Bach flowers are essences that have been extracted from different plants. They work with energy to treat all kinds of emotional disorders, such as fear, anger, jealousy, apathy, anxiety, stress, guilty, etc.

The big advantage that they boast is that, contrary to other remedies, they don’t have contraindications or side-effects nor do they lead to dependence.

In order to overcome sadness, we can opt for the following essences:

  • Gentian: For the cases where the person know what causes his or her sadness. They might be reasons related to family, work, etc.
  • Mustard: For when the sadness has no known reason.
  • Wild Rose: It’s effective for when, in addition to sadness, the person lacks motivation and loses their interest in doing things.
  • Gorse: Good for cases where sadness becomes chronic and the person feels hopeless.
  • Sweet Chestnut: Can be helpful for cases of deep anguish and hopelessness where the person cries easily.

We can combine the essences that we need the most and use 4 drops 4 times every day.

2. Essential citric oils

These oils are for wonderful for improving a range of physical and mental problems through their healing effect that covers us with its powerful aroma.

Essential citric oils– which are extracted from lemon, orange and grapefruit peels– can provide joy, energy, vitality and creativity.

At the same time, they’re also useful for combating depression and improving the overall state of our mood.

We can use them in aroma diffusers, as perfumes, mixed into our makeup, or even as detergents or cleaning products for our home. The important thing is that their fragrance fills us.

3. Oats

Oats are a food that shouldn’t be lacking in the diets of people who tend to suffer bouts of sadness. They act as a nervous system regulator.

They also have the ability to boost mood and energy during gloomy times. Oats also calm down episodes of nervousness and anxiety.

In addition, oats have a high fiber content that regulate intestinal activity and reduce blood sugar levels. They’re also great in weight-loss diets because they’re very filling and defuse cravings for sweets.

We can eat them as granola, in cakes and cookies or even in savory dishes such as soups.

4. Brewer’s yeast

Nutritional or brewer’s yeast are supplements that are often sold as powders or in flakes. We can mix them into any kind of drink or food to enrich with more vitamins and minerals.

Brewer’s yeast helps us fight sadness and other nervous system disorders naturally while at the same time, it makes for a powerful beauty remedy for our skin, hair and nails.

5. Cacao

Pure cacao, unlike chocolate that’s rich in fat and sugar, is a medicinal food that reduces pain, sadness and anxiety. It can surprise us with an immediate feeling of happiness.

It works by stimulating our endorphin production, which gives us pleasure and well-being 

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