Vitamin D not only builds strong bones; it also puts a smile on your face. Low vitamin D levels show a strong relation with levels of depression. Other Studies show that the brain has the ability to use vitamin D to increase amounts of serotonin. An easy way to increase your vitamin D levels is to drink a glass of milk before you go to bed. Holistically, a warm glass of milk can aid with insomnia which can sometimes be symptomatic of anxiety.

1. Mushrooms

2. Soymilk

3. Unprocessed Cereal

The body also naturally produces vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. So when you're feeling down, lather on some sun block, and go for a tan.

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Updated on: October 23, 2015