Are These Foods Making You Depressed?

download“O you who believe! Eat of the good things that We have provided you with, and give thanks to Allah if it is Him you serve.” (Holy Quran 2:172)

Being a Happy Muslim is not only about watching your thoughts, it’s also about watching what you eat. Here are 5 foods that studies show may cause depression (source: http://www.prevention.com/food/foods-cause-depression)

1. White flour

2. Sugar

3. Artificial Sweeteners

4. Processed Foods (such as cookies, crackers, deli meats, etc)

5. Hydrogenated Oils / Transfats (found in margarine and fried foods)

On the Bright Side, Here Are Foods That Prevent Depression:

1. Raw fruits and vegetables
2. Turkey meat
3. Walnuts and other nuts
4. Fatty Fish
5. Chick peas and beans

And don’t forget the importance of exercise and sunlight for boosting your mood too!

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