We all are aware of how nutrient deficiency have a negative impact on our physical health, but these nutrient deficiency also impacts our mental health.
Depression and anxiety are the most common form of mental disturbance, scientific researchers have found that people suffering from anxiety and depression have deficiency of various vitamins in their bodies. The two most important vitamins, the deficiency of which can increase anxiety, stress, restlessness and irritability are i)Vitamin B ii)Vitamin C
- Vitamin B :- Vitamin B helps in proper functioning of the nervous system. Especially B1 B2 B6 B12 deficiency causes anxiety, irritabillity, restlessness and fatigue. Vitamin B5 supports the adrenal gland, which helps us to cope up with high stress.
- Vitamin C :- Vitamin C strengthens the immune system, increases the rate of healing from injury and infections, apart from this, Vitamin C also supports the adrenal gland.
Sources of Vitamin
Since all the eleven Vitamins works together, Vitamin B complex supplement is a good source for getting all the Vitamins. But, if you’re not comfortable with suple ments like me than you can have those Vitamin through your food. Good sources of Vitamin B12, B 6 and B 2 (Riboflavin) are meat (liver), chicken giblets, egg yolk, dried beans, lentils, split peas, soya products, spinach, beetroot, brussel sprouts, broccoli, mushrooms, green leafy vegetables, whole grain and enriched cereals and bread. Some of the natural sources of Vitamin B1 are milk, oats, nuts, seeds.
Good natural sources of Vitamin – C are Indian gooseberry, citrus fruits, such as limes, oranges and lemons, tomatoes, potatoes, green and red peppers, kiwi fruits, strawberries, green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, fortified cereals.
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