MOOD AND BRAIN BOOSTING FOODS


Proper diet and nutrition plays a very significant role in our mood and behavior.  A person’s food intake can literally affect brain function.


It’s important that we focus our attention on feeding ourselves powerful mood and brain boosting foods so that we thrive and minimize moodiness.


 A number of mood and brain boosting foods are listed below:

Fatty Fish


Seafood like salmon,  tuna, mackerel, and sardines are packed with omega-3 fatty
acids, powerful and versatile nutrients that are essential for a healthy mind.


Leafy Green and Cruciferous Veggies

This includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, bok choy, and brussels sprouts. They’re filled with antioxidants like vitamin C and plant compounds called carotenoids, which are particularly powerful brain protectors.


Asparagus

This vegetable is one of the top plant-based sources of tryptophan, which serves as a basis for the creation of serotonin, one of the brain's primary mood-regulating neurotransmitters.


Avocado, Oils, Nuts, and Seeds

They all contain the important antioxidant vitamin E. In one study, researchers found that people who consumed moderate amounts vitamin E from food, lowered their risk of ADD by 67%.


Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) contains flavonoids, another class of antioxidants that
some research links to brain health.


Berries

Research indicates these antioxidant powerhouses may protect your brain.



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