Zinc: Pumpkin seeds

How eating it helps: Studies have identified zinc as an important factor in decreasing depressive symptoms, as the vitamin can improve the response of antidepressants while reducing the side effects of antidepressant medication. A lack of zinc can trigger depressive behaviors, so load up on zinc-rich foods to balance your mood.<br><br>

RDA: 11 mg per day for men; 8 mg per day for women<br><br>Roasted pumpkin seeds (1 cup): 9.5 mg

( Chicago Tribune )

How eating it helps: Studies have identified zinc as an important factor in decreasing depressive symptoms, as the vitamin can improve the response of antidepressants while reducing the side effects of antidepressant medication. A lack of zinc can trigger depressive behaviors, so load up on zinc-rich foods to balance your mood.

RDA: 11 mg per day for men; 8 mg per day for women

Roasted pumpkin seeds (1 cup): 9.5 mg

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