Foods & Mental Health Benefits

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C VITAMINS – This vitamin protects our cells and increases immunity to encourage optimal health.

Foods rich in C Vitamins:

Blueberries
Oranges
Lemons
Red, Orange, Yellow Bell Peppers

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B VITAMINS – A deficiency in B vitamins can trigger depression.

Foods rich in B vitamins include:

Beef
Avocado
Asparagus
Almonds

Potatoes

Leafy green vegetables

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VITAMIN D – A lack of vitamin D in the body can lead to depression and other health issues. It is difficult to get enough vitamin D from our diets and therefore this is a supplement that you may want to consider taking.

Foods high in Vitamin D include:

Oily Fish
Portabello mushrooms
Tofu
Caviar

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POTASSIUM – It decreases blood pressure and muscles spasms which can often keep people up at night.

Foods rich in potassium include:

Avocados
Bananas
Milk

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OMEGA 3’s – These work on the central nervous system which plays a major role in our levels of anxiety and calm.

Foods rich in Omega 3’s include:

Hemp hearts
Chia seeds
Flax Seeds (ground only)
Fish Oil (some research shows the liquid form is most efficiently absorbed into the body. I love the brand NutraSea in the lemon flavour)
Salmon
Sardines
Walnuts

WHEATGRASS – Wheatgrass is one of the most nutrient dense foods available. And it contains very high amounts of chlorophyll which is a natural mood and energy booster. I can speak from experience as I’ve experienced higher levels of energy after taking a wheatgrass shot.

TURMERIC – Is described as a natural mood enhancer, when I cook with it, it reminds me of a curry type flavor.

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