11 Best Foods That Lower Your Depression

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3. Zinc, Magnesium, and Selenium

Zinc-food

Zinc is essential for proper cellular metabolism and immune system function. There is still doubt among researchers whether low zinc levels cause depression or depression causes deficiency. Magnesium assists muscle and nerve function.  Selenium is needed for thyroid function.

Zinc: oatmeal, baked beans, nuts, beans, poultry, crab, lobster, oysters, red meat and pork

Magnesium: yogurt, avocados, beans, nuts, seeds, oatmeal, brown rice, spinach, and whole-grain bread

Selenium: brown rice, beans, spinach, brazil nuts, ham, red meat, poultry, eggs, and fatty fish.

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