4. Poor Vision
Zinc and vitamin A are important for night vision. Furthermore, vitamin B12 promotes the healthy function of your retinal nerve. If your vision has become blurry, your nighttime vision is suffering, or your eyes are dry, you may be lacking in these important nutrients. Meats, dairy products, nuts, and legumes all contain the zinc necessary for good vision. While vitamin A is especially plentiful in liver and fish oils, you can also obtain it from sweet potatoes, carrots, and red peppers.
If you’ve been cutting back on calories, you may find yourself cranky and irritable. If you are going too long between meals, spikes and dips in your blood sugar may cause you to have mood swings. While you may think you should be avoiding carbohydrates, adding healthy carbohydrates to your diet can help combat these mood swings. Furthermore, carbohydrates can help you feel full, which decreases the cravings that lead to crankiness. Quinoa, sweet potatoes, and bananas are all healthy carbohydrate choices.
Depression can be linked to a diet deficient in vitamins C, B1, B3, B6, B12, folate, biotin, and essential fatty acids. If you find yourself feeling blue, avoid foods with added sugars or refined white flour. Indulge in colorful, antioxidant-rich berries, leafy green veggies, crunchy nuts or seeds, and protein-rich fish. For an extra treat, enjoy a piece of rich, dark chocolate. Dark chocolate containing 50-90 percent cocoa is rich in antioxidants and flavanols, which are good for your heart.