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Eleven Ways To Fight Back in the Battle with Depression and Anxiety: Part Two

Last month, we discussed the first six of the Mental Health All-Stars. In this post, we'll continue exploring these areas of self-care that give us the armor to stand up against depression and anxiety. 7. Healthy Diet Nutrition plays SUCH an important role in mental health and wellness. In many ways, the food you eat influences the function of your brain and mood. There is lots of research showing that a healthy diet is just as important to mental health as it is to physical health. A low-quality diet that's high in refined sugars can really impact depression and anxiety. To reap the most benefits of nutrition for mental health, focus on a balanced diet that is nutrient-dense. Research shows that diets high in these vitamins pack the biggest mental health punch: B Vitamins, Iron, Zinc, and Omega-3s. If you feel you may be nutrient deficient, be sure to have a chat with your primary care doctor! It's helpful to approach mental health care from all angles. Don't unde