Whilst we are beginning to become very aware of how what we eat affects our physical health and wellbeing, we don’t often connect what we eat with how our brain functions.
Just like our organs, our brain needs certain vitamins to function normally – deprive your brain of these for too long and you will start to experience a range of neurological and emotional problems. It is easy to assume that if we’re feeling sad, or low on energy, it must be to do with a situation, or behaviour, rarely do we look to our diet for the solution or prevention.
Yet humans have used natural sources to prevent and cure mental disorders for centuries – and it’s not tales from folklore that back it up – its solid gold science! Take a look at how including these vitamins can have a positive impact on your mental health.
Make Sure You Have Enough B Vitamins
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All of the B vitamins – B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (panthothenic acid), B6 (pyridonxine), B7 (biotin) and B9 (folate) are essential for extracting energy from food, building vital molecules, and regulating the metabolism of neurotransmitters such as serotonin. They have all been found to