How your skin colour is linked to your mental health

You probably associate vitamin D with bone health, but that’s just a fraction of the picture. There are receptor sites for this vitamin throughout the brain and deficiency is associated with a range of neurological disorders, including depression, schizophrenia, dementia (including Alzheimer’s) and Parkinson’s disease.

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How to fight depression with vitamin D

Vitamin D is usually associated with bone health, but it also plays an important role in brain development — there are receptor sites for this vitamin throughout the brain. A whole spectrum of neurological disorders have been linked to lack of vitamin D, including depression.

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The Secret Diet Ingredient That Protects Your Skin From Sun Damage: Carotenoids

Plants contain carotenoids, antioxidants that protect them from sun damage. When we eat these plants, they pass on this protection. Eating lots of carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetables protects skin from the harmful effects of the sun.

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The link between diet and depression: 5 important facts

Although diet plays a crucial role in the normal functioning of the brain, it is often overlooked as a major cause of depression, despite all the evidence. This article describes how certain nutrient deficiencies can lead to depression. Find out how to ensure you are eating the right foods for a healthy brain.

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