Beware Of These Specific Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies
One of the most common, but also most overlooked, contributors to anxiety and depression are specific nutritional deficiencies - specifically vitamin and mineral deficiencies, that significantly contribute to the symptoms of both anxiety and depression. This includes being deficient in the big three B-vitamins, magnesium, and zinc. If you are deficient in these vitamins and minerals you are more likely going to struggle with symptoms of depression and anxiety
In addition, where you get your vitamins and minerals from also matters. You want to get as much of your vitamins and minerals from natural whole food, not synthetic sources. Here are some great dietary sources of B-vitamins, magnesium, and zinc:
B-vitamins can be found in animal proteins, including meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, sunflower seeds, dark leafy greens, citrus fruits, and bananas.
Magnesium is available in spinach, lentils and beans, nuts, seeds, and avocados
Natural sources of zinc include red meat, shellfish, chickpeas, lentils, spinach, bananas, avocados, plums, and blackberries
If you are not eating these natural foods on a daily basis, and few us are then you absolutely need to supplement your diet with quality supplements sourced from these specific whole foods, otherwise you will become deficient in these essential minerals.