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Foods That Will Boost Your Mood

Research shows that good nutrition and certain foods can have a positive effect on your mood. So when you're feeling down, instead of reaching for that pint of ice cream, which will ultimately make you feel worse, reach for one of these 5 foods to boost your mood.

Try this mood boosting smoothie!

1 cup of organic spinach

1 cup of frozen strawberries

1.5 cup of coconut water

2 tbsp of chia seeds

1. Omegas: There are studies that suggest omega-3 fatty acids positively affect the brain and stimulate feel goof hormones

2. Fiber rich foods: oatmeal, beans, citrus fruits, berries, peas, and apples all contain soluble fiber that slow the absorption of glucose in the blood which creates a more stable blood sugar thus a better more stable mood.

3. Green tea and red tea: Green tea contains an antioxidant known as theanine, which acts as a calming agent. Studies show that red tea (Rooibos) can alleviate the symptoms of depression. (source

4. Fruits and Veggies: leafy greens like spinach and kale, as well as broccoli, berries, bananas, and oranges have all shown to have mood boosting properties.

5. Sufficient Vitamin D levels: Eating foods rich in Vitamin D or taking a walk in sunshine can boost mood immensely. Here are some foods rich in Vitamin D: grass fed red meat, egg yolks, and raw dairy.

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