11 Best Foods That Lower Your Depression

9. Potassium and Iron

Potassium and Iron

Low potassium levels are also linked with depression and are associated with serotonin pathways. Increasing your potassium levels can have an immediate effect on depressed feelings. Iron is essential for healthy blood and red blood cell levels. Commonly women tend to have more iron deficiency than men.

Potassium can be sourced from salmon, avocados, dark leafy greens,  beans, sweet potatoes, winter squash, apricots, bananas, carrots, nuts, and yogurt.

For getting your daily iron, add shellfish, lean red meat, liver and organ meat, spinach, legumes and seeds in your diet.