V itamin B-12 and omega-3 fatty foods are great ways to fight depression and anxiety naturally with nutrition. This is due to the anti-inflammatory properties of foods high in these nutrients; as inflammation has been identified as playing a role in depression and anxiety.
Research shows that inflammatory cytokines, or proteins released by cells, are correlated with depression-like behavior.
Seafood is very high in vitamin B-12; with the best sources being sardines, salmon, tuna and cod. Scallops, shrimp and also lamb is a great source of vitamin B12 as well. Vegetarians or those who don’t tend to eat very much fish may want to discuss a possible B12 deficiency with a nutrition expert, and consider supplementing.
Sardines and salmon are also among the highest source of omega-3 fats as well, but walnuts and flax & hemp seed are even better sources of omega-3, and they’re plant-based. Combine them for a power-packed anti-inflammatory meal that’ll help bring a smile to your face!
Try our Hemp Seed Crusted Salmon!