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15 Jan 2003

Boyfriend has been "diagnosed" with deprsion
hello DietDoc, i have been refered to you by CyberDoc - could you suggest some "happy" foods, to improve my boyfriends general well being, what foods stimulate the "happy hormone", what foods should he keep away from!

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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Kind and Concerned Girl Friend
Basically the neurotransmitter called serotonin can help against depression. Levels of serotonin in the brain are boosted if you eat more carbohydrates and proteins. So make sure that your boyfriend eat some carbs and protein at each meal, e.g. cereal and an egg for breakfast, wholewheat sandwiches with cheese or cold meat for lunch and pasta and mince for supper. Skipping meals is a no-no and he may find that taking a good vitamin and mineral supplement like Centrum or Supradyn will help him too. Exercise like going for walks together in the fresh air will also help lift the depression.
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DietDoc
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