Article on Strawberries increasing mood and alleviating depression

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Rianna
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 366
   Posted 7/15/2006 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I read this article in "Women's World" Magazine that it has been shown that eating strawberries help alleviate depression and increase mood...so lately for the past two weeks, have been eating a handful of strawberries every day..and my mood has been so much better.  The Psychiatrist was getting ready to add a medication in conjunction to the Remeron I have been taking and now, I feel I don't need another med.  The strawberries really do work!  Interesting stuff.

els
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 4031
   Posted 7/17/2006 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
That is interesting....I am glad it has helped :-)

Elisha

http://www.healingwell.com/donate


 


Sadsong
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 344
   Posted 7/18/2006 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Rianna,

It's so glad that strawberries are giving you a lift. I've actually been feeling much better in the last couple of days and I was thinking it was because I've been excerising more (30 min. of strenuous Yoga in the am) and eating healthy. But, maybe it's due to those strawberries that I've been slicing up and putting on top of my cereal or the strawberries that my boss keeps giving me as an afternoon snack! :)

Take care!

honey
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 64
   Posted 7/18/2006 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Thought you'd like to know, I read this...
then went and got some strawberries...
he he he...

Deeeee-licious

LondonGirl22
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 1629
   Posted 7/20/2006 2:04 AM (GMT -7)   
That is very interesting to know, might give that one a go myself.
Victoria

Akram
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 616
   Posted 7/20/2006 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I love them too, i eat large quantities of them, you can try them with cream or sugar :)
                                                     To be or not to Be


Dee75
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 247
   Posted 7/21/2006 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I put strawberries and frozen yogurt in the blender and make a smoothie. It's really good. Dee :-)

Rianna
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 366
   Posted 8/5/2006 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow..am really shocked that my post on strawberries recieved any replies..glad to hear that people are buying them..and I hope they are helping. The only thing is..is that they are spoiling quickly..I put them in the fridge..I buy two cases of them..and they spoil. Are they supposed to be put in the fridge or be left out?  Does anyone know?

Sadsong
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 344
   Posted 8/5/2006 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Rianna -

Wow, that's a lot of strawberries! I usually put mine in the fridge and they last about a week. I've also heard that they can be frozen and will last about 6 months or so that way. Lastly, you may want to slice 'em up and put 'em in a bit a water and sugar - they're wicked good that way! :) Enjoy!

CounterClockwise
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 1529
   Posted 8/6/2006 3:34 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Rianna,

Just a quick note before I pop to the shop myself!  yeah -- So, when in the near future I find myself watching a news story on a sudden dramatic rise in strawberry sales, I'll know who's responsible, right?!?! tongue

Rosie x


LondonGirl22
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 1629
   Posted 8/6/2006 5:08 AM (GMT -7)   
With you on that one Rosie!! tongue
 
I haven't given the strawberry thing a try yet but I did think about this post the other day as my friend asked me to go strawberry picking with her so may do that this week!!
 
 
Victoria x
 
cherish all your happy moments....they make a fine cushion for old age
 
dx: IBS 2002, Ulcerative Colitis 2004, Depression 2004, Anxiety 2005
 
meds: lexapro 10mg, prednisilone 10mg, mebeverine 20mg
 
 


stronglady4me
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 470
   Posted 8/6/2006 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I read that about pears too. Quite a while ago I noticed that I felt better after eating pears.

CounterClockwise
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 1529
   Posted 8/6/2006 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, any more fruits known for this type of effect? We could invent a "Pick-Me-Up Fruit Salad"!

Rosie x

Post Edited (CounterClockwise) : 8/7/2006 7:29:51 AM (GMT-6)


LondonGirl22
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 1629
   Posted 8/7/2006 5:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Oooh I might give the pears a try!!
Isn't it strange that food can affect our mood?!  I wish chocolate was an antidepressant!!!!
Victoria x
 
cherish all your happy moments....they make a fine cushion for old age
 
dx: IBS 2002, Ulcerative Colitis 2004, Depression 2004, Anxiety 2005
 
meds: lexapro 10mg, prednisilone 10mg, mebeverine 20mg
 
 


Rianna
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 366
   Posted 8/12/2006 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Victoria - I have read that dark Chocolate is good for you and it can also increase mood and well being. I like pears as well and will also give them a try..however..I can't eat skins of fruits so I have to buy the pears in a jar - I wonder if that will have the same effect on mood? The strawberries have been really helping though..and I have gotten lazy and buying the kind that Kroger (grocery store here) slices up and puts in a tub. It is $3.47 compared to the $2.99 I was paying, but they don't go bad as fast as the whole strawberries.

cliche SAHM
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 8/12/2006 8:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, did the article mention what it is in strawberries that are responsible? This is very interesting.

LondonGirl22
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 1629
   Posted 8/13/2006 3:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Very interesting about the dark chocolate - didint know that!
Do you think it would work the same if there was a digestive biscuit underneath the chocolate??!!!!!
Victoria x
 
cherish all your happy moments....they make a fine cushion for old age
 
dx: IBS 2002, Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome 2004, Depression 2004, Anxiety 2005
 
meds: lexapro 10mg, prednisilone 10mg, mebeverine 20mg
 
 


CounterClockwise
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 1529
   Posted 8/13/2006 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Victoria -- I think the biscuit would only *really* work if it was dunked in a large mug of hot chocolate too!!! Tee hee!

Rosie x
********************
People are not like fish: they do not work better battered.
 
********************


LondonGirl22
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 1629
   Posted 8/13/2006 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
OOHHH good idea!!!!!
Victoria x
 
cherish all your happy moments....they make a fine cushion for old age
 
dx: IBS 2002, Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome 2004, Depression 2004, Anxiety 2005
 
meds: lexapro 10mg, prednisilone 10mg, mebeverine 20mg
 
 


CounterClockwise
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 1529
   Posted 8/13/2006 5:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you ever tried drinking tea/coffee/hot choc through a Twix (bite off both ends and use as a straw!)? I defy anyone not to be made happy by *that*! (Well, perhaps the come-down after the sugar rush might not help, but it's very wonderful comfort food while it lasts!)

Rosie x
********************
People are not like fish: they do not work better battered.
 
********************


LondonGirl22
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 1629
   Posted 8/13/2006 5:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I saw that once on a chat show!!
It is fab!!!!
Victoria x
 
cherish all your happy moments....they make a fine cushion for old age
 
dx: IBS 2002, Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome 2004, Depression 2004, Anxiety 2005
 
meds: lexapro 10mg, prednisilone 10mg, mebeverine 20mg
 
 


Rianna
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 366
   Posted 8/19/2006 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Cliche SAHM - great question..the article didn't really say..it just said that Strawberries help produce SAM-e (a vital amino acid/protein that we don't get enough of in diets) in the brain. I used to take SAM-e (over the counter supplement) for depression. Maybe I will do a Google research of what is actually in strawberries.

normalsnofun
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 2500
   Posted 8/20/2006 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I wonder if the strawberries work as well dipped in chocolate lol I was at the store yesterday and picked up strawberries and dipping chocolate (not dark tho cause i dont like dark)

Rosie,

I havent heard of drinking through a twix however I have drank soda through a twizzler (same concept). I might have to give that a go lol.
--Michelle

Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum


miclillace
New Member


Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 8/20/2006 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I also read somewhere that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish not only help in keeping your heart healthy but also alleviate depression.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, December 02, 2016 7:39 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,731,925 posts in 300,977 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151133 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Linda Bee.
309 Guest(s), 11 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Lymepilot, Helgramite, jennydancingfish, Almost a 10, Xmaslover, Girlie, Hawaii3654, panicgirly, ks1905, Peter A, LanieG


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer