Vitamins such as B2, B6, B9 (folate) and B12 play a part in producing the brain chemicals that influence mood. Recent research suggests that B group vitamins may be important in maintaining good mental health. For example, deficiencies of vitamins such as B2, B6, B12 and folate may be linked to depression and introducing these vitamins may help turn low mood around.
Sources of B group vitamins? You can add more B group vitamins to your meals by trying to eat a balanced diet that includes fish (such as salmon or cod), dairy products, eggs, leafy greens and beans (good to know that the less you cook your green vegetables the more you’ll keep the vitamin benefit). B group vitamins are also added to some ‘fortified’ breakfast cereals. Meat is a source of B group vitamins, yet this might not be your ‘go to’ foodstuff as the popularity of vegetarian and vegan diets increases.