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10 Nutrient Deficiencies that Can Cause Depression

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Not feeling great lately? It’s possible you’ve picked up a cold or some other kind of infection. But there’s also the chance that you’re dealing with a nutritional deficiency that could leave you feeling tired, restless, even nauseous.

The good news is that there are ways to confront these deficiencies. You can work with an integrative health physician to determine where your nutrition levels are and how you can counteract the associated effects. So, what kinds of nutritional deficiencies can lead to depression?

 

1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Chances are you’ve heard something about omega-3 fatty acids, which can help lower bad cholesterol levels and contribute to overall heart health. But omaga-3 fatty acids also play an important role in brain functionality, including memory and mood.

To get more omega-3 fatty acids in your diet, consume more flax seeds, fish oils, and walnuts. Consume fish fillets high in omega-3 fatty acids–like salmon, tuna, and halibut. You can also take an omega-3 fatty acid supplement in pill form.

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