If you need a boost to your mood, The Doctors want you to consider adding these foods to your diet. In addition to helping your state of mind, they are good for the waistline and can be incorporated into many different meals.
To get a mood boost, foods that are rich in B vitamins, amino acids, and good fats may be linked to feeling better and we recommend the following:
Asparagus: A source of tryptophan that creates serotonin and helps with mood
Bananas: This fruit-favorite is rich in vitamin B, which can help with energy and feeling down
Salmon - A great source for healthy fats and studies have shown that people who eat more fish suffer from less depression
Gogi berries - This tasty and snackable fruit can help to boost energy and mood
Walnuts - These nuts may help to improve mood and are a good source of healthy fatty acids
Probiotic foods - Items like kimchi, sauerkraut, and Greek yogurt help with gut and overall brain health, which may be linked to mood
Eggs - These are rich in selenium, which can help you avoid poor mood and depression
Dark chocolate - This treat (make sure to get at least 72% cacao) can boosts endorphins in the body and may have antidepressant properties
Other ways to boost mood include: getting a good night's sleep, using natural sunlight (which helps to release serotonin in the body) to wake in the morning, the smell of an orange, which has been shown to help boost someone's mood for up to 30 minutes!
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