Which Lowers the Chances of Depression the Most: Coffee, Tea or Chocolate?
Out of tea, coffee and chocolate, it was shown that coffee has the most effect on lowering your chances of being depressed due to its higher level of caffeine. Drinking 4 or more cups of coffee per day can make you a fifth less likely to be depressed while 2-3 cups can make you 15% less likely to be depressed. This is according to a study published in the Journal of American Medicine Association (on 51,000 people across 10 years). One of the theories is that coffee can act in a way similar to anti-depressant medication (specifically blocking the Adenosine receptors).
It should be said though that people with high cholesterol should limit their coffee intake to less than 3 servings a day (where 1 serving is 1 cup or 1 espresso or Turkish coffee shot).