We all know how much damage nutritional deficiencies can have on our bodies, but have you ever stopped to think about the mental toll of a nutrient deficient diet?

Without the proper essential vitamins and minerals your mind begins to deteriorate, and your overall mental well being becomes progressively worse.

These nutritional deficiencies have even been directly linked to depression.

Here are a some of the most common nutrient deficiencies that cause depression, and a few things you could try eating to get your body, and mind the proper nutrition it needs...

Low levels of iron.

Iron deficiencies have been correlated with a variety of mental illnesses, and while it's not likely the root cause of your depression, it will definitely make your symptoms worse.

An increased loss of appetite, mood swings, and severe fatigue are just a few of the many side effects of low iron levels.

Soybeans, sesame seeds, cooked spinach, and lentils are great ways to ensure you are introducing the proper amounts of iron back into your everyday diet.

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