A number of minerals are present in the body in small amounts but are essential for the proper functioning of body. They can be of two types :
- Macrominerals like Sodium (Na) and Potassium (K).
- Trace elements like Iron, Iodine, Zinc, Copper, Chromium, Cobalt, Molybdenum, Fluoride etc.
Some trace elements like zinc, magnesium, calcium, iron and chromium are important in depression (and anxiety) so include food materials (in your regular diet), which are rich in these trace elements.
|Calcium||All the dairy products, leafy green vegetables, salmon, sardines and tofu (soyabean paneer).|
|Magnesium||Brown rice, soybeans, nuts, whole grains and legumes.|
|Zinc||Whole grains products, eggs, meat, mushrooms and oysters.|
|Iron||Parsley, spinach and all other green leafy vegetables, shellfish, brewer’s yeast, wheat brans, cereals and dry fruits.|
|Chromium||Whole grain cereals, meat, cheese, molasses and egg yolk.|