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Boost Your Mood With The Right Food

Boost Your Mood With The Right Food

If you are feeling flat, grumpy, forgetful or moody, it may be a good idea to first take a look at the food you are consuming.

Memory Boosters
Fish such as tuna contains a compound (DMAE) that boosts learning and memory as well as improving cognitive function. Fruits and vegetables like grape fruit and tomatoes are rich in flavonoids. Spinach, cos lettuce, cauliflower and cabbage are packed with phytonutrients that also help to fight memory loss.

Calm the Mind
If you are stressed, sugar and fat will only add to your woes. Stress can deplete minerals and B vitamins by up to 33%. Caffeine and high sugar foods, will send your blood sugar and brain chemistry into overload. Cutting down on caffeine will result in a smoother emotional ride through the day. Chicken, eggs, orange and green vegetables contain vitamin B which is needed to make serotonin.

Turkey along with prawns, tuna, snapper and tofu contain tryptophan, an amino acid found in protein that is converted in the brain into the ‘feel good’ chemical, serotonin.  Tryptophan serotonin is generally responsible for elevated mood, healthy appetite, good self-esteem and sound sleep. Proteins like beef, fish cheese, chicken and eggs all have one thing in common, vitamin B12 which researchers have found was linked to more successful outcomes when treating major depression.

So be sure to include all these foods in your daily choices and you can make sure you get the most out of your day!

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