How to fight depression

Depression – How To Fight It | My Own Story

I think I am the right person to help you fight depression, because I have felt it deeply. This is the only reason I want to help people fight it and live a blissful life.

Depression has been a part of my life for a very long time. It has affected my thoughts, behavior, perceptions, body language, facial expressions and my life at a very high level.

I could not listen to the people talking but they kept talking because they didn’t know how I felt. Then I created my own perception that no-one gets me, everyone is concerned about his/her life only, no-one gives a damn about me. I felt suffocated. I blamed people for how I felt.

Now I know how wrong was I.

Here is the thing I want you to believe in, most of the depressive disorders are self-created. The experiences make you create the dark perceptions about people and this world and gradually you keep living on them.

Later you come to know you have become isolated and you feel like you don’t belong to this world.

Let’s just face the reality here, if you don’t belong to this world, then where else do you belong? 

I want you to please stop wasting this life feeling depressed. Try to fight it and feel the positivity around ​you. Life is too damn short for all these negative shits.

Now, here’s the deal buddy, go through the tools and ways I am going to tell you, apply them in your life and believe in yourself, have faith in yourself.

Here we go,

1. Meditation:

The one and only number one tool in my list in meditation, no arguments here.

Practice meditation every morning if you can. It helps you touch the true existence of life. It makes you see the world as it is and feel the blissfulness​ of everything around you.

After practicing meditation seriously for a time you will feel the positivity and pleasure within yourself. You won’t have time for negative things like judgement, jealousy, greed and anger.

Science also supports my point here.

A study published in journal Psychiatric Research, showed that the group that received mindfulness based stress reduction technique, had h great reduction in stress and depression.

Meditation not only makes you feel calm but at the same time leaves impact on the cellular level.

I would recommend you to watch honourable Sadhguru’s videos on YouTube or visit his site.

Meditation improves your focus and thinking abilities and most importantly your way of living.

This is why saints and mystics remain so blissful and calm, regardless of what is going on around them.

 

2. One thing At A Time:

Try to do and engage in only one activity at a time. Give your 100% focus to that task only.

Do not let thoughts of other unfinished tasks creep in and ruin this task as well as your mental balance.

By adopting this in your life, you must notice your focus and concentration is increasing and you don’t feel uncertain anymore.

You must have heard the phrase, “Work while you work, play while you play.”

Well, that’s all I am talking about. It’s time my man, it’s time.

 

3. Know That Your Current Thoughts Depend On Your Current Mood:

The negative thoughts that are coming to your mind right now, are because your are anxious and depressed right now.

Please believe in the fact that once you will get over it your thoughts will become positive and your perceptions will also become positive.

After all happiness is the ultimate goal. Isn’t it?

To know more about this point, kindly refer to Scientific American.

 

4. Be Physically And Mentally Active To Get Rid Of Depression:

Wake up early in the morning and take a bath. Start your day with meditation and yoga. You would feel the energy and excitement. Then do your things.

Make this your routine.

Many people are depressed just because they are too lazy and they don’t even know this reason.

As one of the greatest motivation speakers Sandeep Maheshwari says “Don’t just lie around like a pig does in a smelly drain, at least just be aware of what is going on around you.”

Researches have also shown that meditation, yoga and exercise can reduce the signs of depression significantly.

Playing a sport is a great way to be physically active and focus your mind.

Participate in outdoor physical activities and sports​, throw a ball, catch a ball, whatever you can do, just try to engage and focus on that activity and enjoy this.

 

5. Don’t Take Too Much Interest On What Other People Are Doing. Do Your Own Thing:

Don’t be confused that, this person is doing this, why don’t I do it? It doesn’t work that way. Only do it if you really like to do it.

That guy is not you, you are not that guy. That guy’s journey is his own, your journey is your own.

Life is too short for getting confused.

For example, if a guy is preparing for MBA, it doesn’t mean that you do it too. Until or unless you are damn sure that you are capable of it and you will love the life that you will live after doing MBA. Don’t just dive into this endless sea.

Life is full of plenty of other options​ that you might like, choose yours freely.

 

6. Change Your Expectations And Don’t Crave For Attention, Face The Reality:

Any person can not fulfill all of your expectations. Sooner or later he is going to disappoint you one way or another.

Even you can not fulfill all the expectations of a single person. Face the fact that we all are humans. We are not perfect and never will be. We make mistakes.

Seeking attention is defined by Histrionic Personality Disorder(HPD). 

You start to behave strange or dramatic if someone disappoints you or for some other thing that you find wrong. And if this becomes a tendency of you with every person that disappoints you even mistakenly, then this can lead to depression.

I say, why do this? Just ignore it and try to move on with your life gracefully. Grow up and learn to forgive, try to see the reality and reasons. Try to understand why someone did that thing that was wrong for you.

To know more about this watch Sadhguru’s video.

 

7. Speak Out To Kick Out Depression:

Depression is something that a person feels so bad but often it is not recognized by outside world.

If you are suffering from this mental disease, please express your emotions, share them with your loved ones or stand in front of your mirror and let it all out.

Do not keep it in . You must have to let it out somehow. Speaking out does help. I have tried it with people and with mirror as well.

Last thing I want to say that please get a hobby. Maybe learn to play guitar, driving, singing or dancing whatever you feel like. I tried this too. Now I can play guitar a little bit and when I feel down I pick it up and start playing. I don’t give a damn about anything else at that time.

I just play.

 

 

 

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Peanut Butter

What Is Peanut Butter | Nutrition Values And Benefits

Personally, I find peanut butter really tasty. And most people will agree on that.

I use it every morning because it is healthy as well as tasty. So I am happy to share some information about peanut butter.

So here’s the deal,

Peanut butter is a food paste that is made of dry roasted peanuts. It mainly comes in two variants, which are creamy (smooth) and crunch and is available in many flavours. It can be served as a spread on bread or toast and used to make sandwiches.

Peanut butter is quite popular is USA and USA is one of the major exporters of peanut butter. Peanut butter accounts for nearly half of the edible peanuts use in USA.

Simplest thing about peanut butter is, it contains more than or equal to 90% of roasted peanuts, remaining is salt, sweetener and emulsifier or vegetable oil.

Let’s look at the nutritional information about peanut butter:

100 grams of regular peanut butter contain approximately:

  • Nearly 588 calories, which means it is a calorie-dense food.
  • 50.39 grams of total fat, out of which:

10.29 grams is saturated fat.

13.87 grams is polyunsaturated fat.

23.7 grams is monosaturated fat.

  • 457 mg of sodium and 649 mg of potassium.
  • 19.56 grams of carbohydrates.
  • 25.09 grams of protein.

Now that we have seen the nutritional information of peanut butter, let’s talk about benefits of eating peanut butter:

  • It is good for your heart. It helps reduce cardiovascular and coronary heart disease.
  • May help reduce colon cancer in women.
  • Helps protect against Alzheimer’s disease, because it contains good amount of niacin.
  • It is a good source of healthy fats.
  • Helps lower type 2 diabetes.
  • High in protein and potassium, which helps lower blood pressure and maintains a good heart rate.
  • It has magnesium, which is very good for healthy bones and muscles.
  • High in fiber and vitamin E. Vitamin E is a great antioxidant and helps fight damaging free radicals.
  • It is High in healthy monounsaturated fats and nutrient-rich, it is very good for weight loss.
  • Since it is rich in fiber, protein and healthy fats, so it can give you boost you need to start the day.
  • Peanut butter is a rich source of vitamin E, niacin, or vitamin B-3. Vitamin E is an antioxidant which controls inflammation in your body, helps in communication between cells and helps prevent tissue damage.
  • It contains healthy fats and protein, which make it perfect food for bodybuilders. Many bodybuilders take peanut butter on a regular basis. It has several important benefits for a bodybuilder when eaten in moderate amount.

 

Who should not eat peanut butter:

It is not a good food for certain people. For people, who have a peanut allergy, peanut butter can cause a variety of possible allergic reactions, including life-threatening anaphylaxis.

So, if you are allergic to peanut butter, please don’t eat it.

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Foods and drinks For Instant Energy

Top Six Foods and drinks For Instant Energy | Boost Energy Level

There can be several situations in a day when you feel tired and exhausted and wish to have instant energy and freshness and energy boost. I know it because I feel the same everyday.

These situations can be while you work, at home, at playground or while you are on a trip.

Good thing is, there are many ways to get you going.

So, here’s the deal,

Here we are listing the foods or drinks that can give you instant mood boost and make you feel good:

 

1. Lemon Water For Instant Energy:

The simplest and most affordable way to get quick freshness is lemon water with some salt and sugar or the way you like. But I like it this way. Lemon water is packed with essential electrolytes like potassium, calcium and magnesium, which help your cells to produce energy. It keeps you hydrated.

Lemon water produces energy by oxygenating and hydrating the body. Additionally, lemon water is the excellent way to start your day. Lemon is great source of citrus bioflavonoid antioxidant phytonutrients.

 

2. Bananas:

Bananas are great source of natural sugars like sucrose, fructose and glucose and they also contain fiber in a very good amount.

They are packed with digestible carbohydrates. Your body uses carbs as fuel and provides you with energy. Bananas also have fiber which helps sustain the glucose levels in the blood and provides continuous energy over a longer period of time.

 

3. Strawberries:

These delicious fruits contain vitamin C, which is an strong antioxidant. It boosts immunity, fights damaging free radicals and helps repair tissues. Strawberries contain manganese and fiber, which provides steady energy over a longer period of time.

 

4. Nuts:

Nuts especially almonds and walnuts are packed with fiber and nutrients such as vitamin E, selenium, vitamin B, zinc, magnesium and Omega-3 fatty acids. They also contain good fats that help you provide constant energy.

 

5.Dark Chocolate:

It is good for you to eat dark chocolate ine or twice a week. It contains antioxidant caffeine and other substances such as tryptophan, which helps you feel calm. Dark chocolate also contain theobromine and theophylline, which has stimulating psychological and physical effects. It is high in carbs and provides instant long lasting energy. Consuming moderate amount of chocolate helps reduce the risk of strokes and lower blood pressure and improve good cholesterol. Chocolate is good in antioxidants which fight damaging free radicals.

 

6. Cardamom:

This spice is commonly used in tea in India as a flavouring agent but it also very effective in putting you in a good mood by providing instant energy. Phytonutrients and essential oils in cardamom act as antioxidants and fight free radicals and resist cellular aging. It promotes proper blood flow by expanding small blood vessels.

Thank you for your time.  🤗

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Drinking Beer | Benefits

Beer is the most widely consumed and oldest alcoholic drink. According to Wikipedia it is 3rd most popular drink overall after water and tea.

You will be surprised to know that there are almost 400 types of beer.

Lagers are most largely consumed beer and Ale is the oldest type of beer.

Beer is obtained by yeast fragmentation of malted cereal grains, to which hops and water are added.

Beer is able to give you a nice buzz. And good thing is, beer is relatively low in alcohol content, which is around 4-6%. This is great because it reduces the risk that alcohol can do to your body.

Though beer technically dehydrates you. Light, bright flavors with chilled temperature make beer the perfect way to cool down.

Drinking beer in more amount is dangerous and deadly and it does not do any good to you.

So, here we go,

Here we are counting the good things that beer can do to you but remember that these good things will remain good until you drink beer in moderate amount.

 

1. It Makes You Creative:

Beer has been proven to boost our creativity for some time, but this is not the permanent way to become more creative. It makes you feel more relaxed and less worried about what’s going on around you. This enhanced creativity can make you better in social situations like interacting with someone and making new friends.

 

2. It Gives You Good Feeling:

Beer gets you in nice mood. Really cool thing about beer is, it is typically relatively much low in alcohol content, around 4-6%. This is great because it reduces the risk that alcohol will sneak up on you.

If consumed in moderate amount, it puts a smile on your face and does not leave you wasted.

 

3. It reduces Cancer Risk:

Xanthohumol is found in the hops commonly used in brewing beer, which is a flavonoid compound.

It has been seen to play a major role in the prevention of cancer.

 

4. Healthier Kidneys:

A research in Finland found that, in men each bottle of beer can actually lower the risk of developing kidney stones by 40 percent. The reason is not clear but it can be the high water content in beer that helps in the proper functioning of both the kidneys, since dehydration increases kidney stone risk.

 

5. Healthy Heart:

Beer contains vitamin B6, which protects against heart diseases by preventing the build-up of a compound called homocysteine which makes your blood thin and prevents the formation of clots, thus preventing the blocks in the coronary arteries.

 

6. It Lowers Your Blood Pressure.

High blood pressure can be responsible for so many health problems. Beer can lower your risk for hypertension. Regular beer drinkers have been found to have lower blood pressure as compared to people who consume a similar amount of wine or other alcoholic beverages.

 

7. Drinking Beer Can Help Strengthen Your Bones:

Beer contains silicon, which is really good for bone density. According to a study at Tufts University Moderate amount of beer a day could actually strengthen your bones.

8. It Has Anti Aging Properties:

Beer is proven to increase the impact of vitamin E, which is a major antioxidant in the body. It is an important part of the maintenance of healthy skin and hair, while also slowing down the aging process.

 

9. It Helps Remove Dandruff:

Beer is considered one of the best natural treatments for dandruff. Is is one of the best conditioners.

Beer has high yeast and vitamin B content. You just have rinse your hair with a bottle of beer two to three times a week to get rid of dandruff and make your hair dandruff free and soft.

 

10. It Can Prevent Type-2 Diabetes:

Beer is a good source of soluble fiber which must be the part of diet of the people that are fighting diabetes.

According to a Harvard study of about 38,000 males in 2011, those who drank one to two beers daily were significantly less likely to be diagnosed with type-2 diabetes.

The reason being alcohol content in beer increases insulin sensitivity, which helps prevent diabetes.

 

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Health Benefits Of Cod Liver Oil |Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Let’s start with the basics,

Cod liver oil comes from cod liver. Cod is a type of fish. Cod livers are processed to make Cod liver oil, which is an essential source of vitamin Avitamin Dvitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA).

You can consume this oil, either from eating fresh cod liver or from supplements, which is a easy and most common way.

Cod liver oil has become popular because, unlike other fish oils, it is a rich source of vitamin A and vitamin D3. It contains lower amounts of omega-3 fatty acids than other regular fish oils, but larger amounts of vitamin A and vitamin D.

The main difference between this cod liver oil and other fish oils is that other fish oils are extracted from the tissue of deep sea oil-rich fishes such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, trout and herring. But cod liver oil is extracted from the liver of cod fish.

You will be happy to hear that,

The nutrients in cod liver oil can promote heart and musculoskeletal health. It is really good for health of your joints, It can potentially promote cardiovascular health, and help repair nails, hair, skin and teeth.

Health Benefits Of Cod Liver Oil:

 

Good For Joints:

Omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA and EPA are helpful in reducing inflammation. The anti-inflammatory properties present in cod liver oil are important to improve strength of your joints and fight symptoms of arthritis. Joints are most important and constantly used body parts and their health goes down with age. Cod liver oil helps to maintain joint mobility and flexibility.

Good For Heart Health:

The omega 3 content in cod liver oil are good for your heart because they have beneficial effects on blood pressure and blood stickiness. They help maintain the heart rate. Cod liver oil taken either through supplements or whole food can help lower high triglycerides, which a type of dangerous fat in the blood that is involved in raising the risk for heart disease.

Good For Brain Functions:

Your brain works on and is mostly made from fats, particularly healthy, polyunsaturated Omega-3 fatty acids. DHA, is an essential brain nutrient. DHA is essential for cognitive development in babies, thinking, learning, memorizing. DHA plays an important role within brain cell membranes, improving their fluidity, thus improving the message passing between brain cells. EPA improves communication between brain cells.

 

Good For Bones:

Cod liver oil is very important source of Vitamin D. Vitamin D3 is essential for absorbing dietary calcium and maintaining strong and healthy bones. Vitamin D deficiency can have negative impacts on your health. It may lead to frail bones and bone fractures which are associated with osteoporosis, rickets. If you do not have sufficient amounts of vitamin D in your body, the body will draw needed amount of it from your bones to your bloodstream.

Good For Eyes:

Cod liver oil has incredible amounts of vitamin A, which are responsible for the beneficial effects on your eyesight. Vitamin A promotes visual acuity and good vision in dim light. DHA,  which is found in cod liver oil and is a form of Omega-3, is required by your retina for better vision. It helps fight eye disorders like glaucoma and protect eye sight.

Good For Skin:

Cod liver oil contains excellent amounts of both vitamin A and vitamin E, two nutrients which are really important for skin health. Both vitamins are powerful antioxidants and fight dangerous free radicals that can cause serious damage to your cells and accelerate the aging process.

Good quality fats are food for skin. Good fats found in cod liver oil makes your skin wrinkle free and young looking.

Thank you for your time.  🤗

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Health Impacts Of Drinking Beer In Large Quantity | Reasons To Quit Heavy Drinking:

Let’s face it guys,

Most of us love drinking beer but very few of us know when to quit for the day and very few of us drink it in right amount. Most of us drink it to get wasted. Don’t we?

Excess of anything can turn out to be disastrous for your health, whether it is healthy nutrient protein or carbs or fat.

You may have heard that drinking moderate amount of beer is good for health. Yes it is true only if you drink it in moderate amount. After all it contains alcohol, whose excess in you body will not do any good.

So, here’s the deal,

Below negative impacts can come into the picture if you consume beer in large quantities:

 

1. Beer Is High In Empty Calories:

Beer is high in calories but it contains very few amounts of nutrients, this makes it bad for people who are trying to lose weight. Your liver converts alcohol present in the beer to acetate and body burns acetate to get energy instead of fat and excess amount of fat is stored in your body, mostly in your belly and hips. This is why we use the term “beer belly”.

 

2. Liver Damage:

Drinking excess amount of beer everyday will trigger inflammation in liver. Chronic drinkers have high risk of developing fatty liver disease (Steatosis), alcoholic hepatitis and this may lead to cirrhosis. And liver disease is not a joke.

 

3. Heavy Beer Drinking Can Effect The Brain:

Heavy alcohol consumption can trigger hormonal imbalance and may may stop healthy development of organs. Over time heavy drinkers damage their short and long term memory functions and they may be unable to recall their plans and intentions. And may face trouble focusing and learning. Heavy consumption may lead to insomnia and depression and risk of strokes may increase.

 

4. Low Blood Sugar:

Beer can interfere with sugar levels in your body and contribute to weight gain. Sugar is stored in your liver as glycogen, when blood sugar drops, liver converts glycogen to glucose and it gets released into the bloodstream. The impact of alcohol in this process is that when blood sugar drops, the liver does not convert glycogen into glucose, making you feel hungry and forces you to eat whatever and destroys your diet plan.

You should have moderate amount of beer after eating healthy food according to your diet plan.

 

5. Dehydration And Fatigue:

Beer contains alcohol, whih is a strong dehydrating agent. Heavy alcohol consumption decelerates the functioning of your nervous system, which leads to tiredness.

 

6. Sleep Difficulties:

Heavy alcohol intake can lead to sleeping difficulties, which leads to poor quality of sleep. Without proper sleep, your body can not function properly.

Chronic alcohol drinkers have also reported an increase in disturbing dreams and nightmares.

Take care of yourselves.

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Top Foods To Improve Kidneys Health

You will all be agree,

How important Kidneys are for us to be alive can be seen by the functions that they perform.

Kidneys are organs that remove potentially harmful waste products from your body, like urea, creatinine and other toxins and acids. Kidneys produce hormones that affect various body processes.

Kidneys regulate the composition of blood and body fluids and ensure that body fluids have sufficient amount of salt, water, acids, potassium, phosphorus and many other substances. Kidneys keep acid-base and electrolyte balance.

To make sure kidneys are working fine, we need to keep them healthy by maintaining proper and balanced diet.

Best part is,

There are many foods that provide essential nutrients that kidneys use to function properly.

So, here’s the deal,

Here is the list of top such foods :

 

1. Red Bell Peppers:

Red bell peppers are excellent sources of vitamin C, A, B6 and fiber. These fruits are low in potassium, which makes them perfect food for people having kidneys problems.

These fruits contain antioxidant called lycopene that provides protection against certain cancers.

 

2. Cranberries:

Including cranberries in your diet is great idea to protect your kidneys. They are excellent sources of vitamin C, fiber and good antioxidants. The good thing about cranberries is that they are very low in sugar. They prevent ulcers and bacteria from developing in your kidneys.

 

3. Mushrooms:

Mushrooms contain a good amount of Vitamin D, which is proven to be important for your kidneys health. It is helpful in preventing kidney disease and regulates kidneys functions.

 

4. Apples:

Apples are well known to prevent constipation. They help reduce cholesterol levels and protect against heart disease and prevent cancer.

Apples are high in fiber and contain anti inflammatory compounds.

 

5. Onions:

Onions are everywhere, not only in Indian dishes but almost every dish. They are used to provide flavor and are used as a taste maker, so no worries here.

They are rich is flavonoids like quercelin, which is a strong antioxidant that protects you against many cancers and help reduce chances of getting heart disease.

Just like red bell peppers, onions are also low in potassium. They are good source of chromium, which is useful in protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism.

 

6. Kale:

This vegetable is really good source of vitamin C and A, which are helpful in preventing inflammation and protect your immune system.

Like red bell peppers and onions, this is also low in potassium. It provides iron to your bod. Iron deficiency is common among people having kidney problems.

 

7. Cabbage:

Cabbage is loaded with phytochemicals, which are useful antioxidants and help break down the free radicals, hence reducing the chances of cardiovascular disease and cancer. It also contain vitamin C, K, B6 and fiber that help in proper functioning of your kidneys.

 

8. Fish:

Fish is good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids that play a vital role is prevention off cardiovascular disease. It is useful in lowering LDL(bad cholesterol) and increasing HDL(good cholesterol).

 

9. Olive Oil:

Olive oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acid and it has good amount of vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, and carotene, which can reduce the risks of gastric acid gastrointestinal tract diseases.

It contains omega-3 fatty acid, which is a healthy fat. It helps relax blood vessels and reduce the burden on your heart.

Olive oil can help improve insulin sensitivity, reduce the incidence of diabetes and control blood sugar.

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