Foods Rich in Good Mood Vitamins

Many vitamins play key roles in preventing and easing depression. A deficiency in vitamin B12 and folate (B9) can contribute to a loss of brain cells which is associated with depression.

Vitamins B1 (thiamine) and B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin A, and vitamin C all play crucial roles in brain function and mood regulation.

Need we say more?  Summertime is always full of freshness so not only are we enriched with the natural Vitamin D from above, start looking to our plant friends for these “good mood” foods and eat more like this:

Find B12 and folate in legumes, citrus fruits, bananas, avocados, leafy greens and crucifers, asparagus, beets, nuts, seeds, fish and shellfish.

Vitamins B1 and B6 in the foods in the B12 and folate section, as well as in soybeans and whole grains.

Vitamin A in sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, and black-eyed peas.

Vitamin C in citrus, cantaloupe, strawberries, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts.

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