Your Brain Loves Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 Foods, Vitamin B6
Why Your Brain Loves B6

This vitamin is essential for the brain’s production of critical chemicals, neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and GABA and for myelin formation. Your nervous and immune systems along with your red blood cell metabolism and other important bodily functions require B6.

Vitamin B6 Deficiencies Are Common Problems

Depression, cognitive dysfunction, convulsions and increased risk of heart attack can be caused by a lack of B6. When your body produces less neurotransmitters you may experience depression, irritability, nervousness, insomnia and confusion with a low level of B6. Vitamin B6 is water soluble. Water-soluble vitamins are carried to the body’s tissues but are not stored in the body.

Eat These Vitamin B6 Foods
  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Bananas
  • Dark Leafy Greens
  • Pistachios
  • Garlic
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Avocado

Bonus. Want to add more vitamin B6 to your diet? Consider these Mindful recipes: salmon tacoshomemade banana popsicles, and carrot and roasted red pepper soup.

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