You may have a healthy diet full of meat, fruits and vegetables, but no matter how healthy it is, there might be some glaring deficiencies. Most of the people who have a healthy diet still do not eat like our ancestors once did, which makes it hard to compare. In this article, we are going to show you a few of the vital nutrients that you may be missing and do not get enough of.
- Choline – even if you have never heard of this nutrient, it is vitally important for your memory formation. This is the dietary precursor for the neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, which is responsible for memories. You can eat more eggs if you don’t have enough or look for alpha GPC and CDP choline (citicoline)
- Magnesium – most people do not have enough magnesium in their diet because it is a nutrient common in only a few foods you regularly eat. If you exercise or sweat a lot, it is even more important that you get enough magnesium so that you can get the best results from not only your workout, but also for your brain.
- Vitamin D – there are few ways for you to get enough vitamin D and one of them is simply to get enough sun exposure. The sun is what converts cholesterols into vitamin D and without at least 10 – 15 minutes of direct sunlight a day, you probably do not get enough. Luckily, some meat (like fish) has vitamin D, but this is rare and sunlight is your best bet. Studies in the United Kingdom show that a lack of vitamin D is not only bad for diseases, but also causes depression among those who do not get enough!