Eat To Beat The Winter Blues

Vitamin B6

Neurotransmitters are the messaging system from your brain to your body. Vitamin B6 is needed to help produce the neurotransmitters.

Without B6 your body will spiral out of control. Such a small nutrient, with such a big impact. If you are lacking you will experience “short-term anemia; long-term effects include a weakened immune system, confusion and depression”, according to the Washington Post.

Make sure you get enough of this vitamin with the delicious foods that carry them. Be careful with fish and where they are sourced to eliminate mercury toxicity.

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Recommended Daily Allowance: 1.3 mg per day for adults

Food sources of B6:

  • Chickpeas, canned (1 cup): 1.1 mg
  • Yellowfin tuna (1 / 3 cup): 0.9 mg
  • Salmon (3-oz. fillet): 1 mg
  • Chicken breast, skinless and boneless (1 piece): 0.5 mg
  • Fortified breakfast cereals (3 / 4 cup): 0.5 mg
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