11 Foods To Eat When You Are Depressed

11. B Vitamins – folate, B12 and B6

The array of vitamins Bs are very important. They can prevent some birth defects, help you to convert food into energy, and help with brain functions, among many other uses.  Dark leafy green vegetables are particularly rich in folate.  People with low folate levels often have depression or poor anti-depressant response.

Folate: watercress, spinach, broccoli, mustard greens, kale, lettuce (not iceberg!), and swiss chard

B-12: fish, meat, poultry, eggs and milk products

B-6: seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, legumes, nuts, and seeds

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