Mood boosting foods that fight depression naturally….why not?
WATER – High sugar diets were linked to increased depression
OLIVE OIL – Mediterranean diet lifestyle
LEAN BEEF – you want that iron & zinc!
YOGURT – probiotics
RASBERRIES -high fiber intake lowers depression symptoms
CASHEWS – richest sources of magnesium
CHICKPEAS – vitamin B6
BLACK BEANS – high in magnesium and folate
BROCCOLI – one of 14 vegetarian foods with more iron than meat.
SPINACH – highest amount of lutein and zeaxanthin, tons of fiber, vitamins A and K, and a host of other nutrients–all with a relationship to brain function.
CARROTS – rich in lutein – an antioxidant found in yellow and orange plant pigments
CLAMS – rich in vitamin B12
OYSTERS – highest zinc content
SARDINES – full of EPA, an omega-3 fatty acid, shown specifically to improve mood through anti-inflammatory actions
MOZARELLA CHEESE -tryptophan has a strong link with brain functioning and serotonin production. Diets rich in tryptophan positively impact mood and cognition.
MILK – vitamin D