Brain food

Some food nutrients are particularly important to brain health. Omega 3 fatty acids, for instance, have received much publicity in their link to depression and to diseases of the aging brain such as Alzheimer's Disease. Along with Omega 3 fatty acids at least six nutrients may cause depression as well if you are deficient in them: B-12, B-6, folate, iron, magnesium, and zinc. Foods highest in some combination of those nutrients are listed here (via Rebuild from Depression). This list is not exhaustive. The
Rebuild book identifies over fifty foods high in these brain-building nutrients.

Beef liver: Read more about the vitamins and minerals in liver and the Omega-3 fatty acids in the liver of a steer on grass versus grain.



Lamb and clam: Both of these meats are high in brain-building nutrients.



High iron foods: Iron deficiency is implicated in postpartum depression. Below are iron-rich foods.



High magnesium foods: Low levels of magnesium have been found in the cerebral-spinal fluid of suicide victims. Read about magnesium and depression.


Omega 3 in seafood: Seafood is the best source of Omega 3 fatty acids. Read more about seafood and Omega 3 fatty acids.



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