While winter sets in here in Minnesota, combating seasonal blues is a daily thing. Here are some helpful ways to keep a positive mindset to boost your mood and keep you energiezed through out the day.
Here are 10 foods that contain nutrients believed to have potential mood-boosting and anti-depressive effects:
Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are linked to a lower risk of depression. Examples include salmon, trout, and sardines.
Almonds, walnuts, and other nuts are good sources of magnesium, which may play a role in regulating mood.
Contains flavonoids, caffeine, and serotonin precursors, which may have positive effects on mood. Opt for dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa content.
Foods like brown rice, quinoa, and whole wheat bread provide complex carbohydrates, promoting the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with mood.
Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries are rich in antioxidants, which may have cognitive and mood-enhancing benefits.
Spinach, kale, and other dark, leafy greens are high in folate, a B-vitamin associated with a lower risk of depressive symptoms.
Contains curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Some studies suggest it may have potential antidepressant effects.
Probiotics found in yogurt may influence the gut-brain axis, impacting mood and mental health.
High in vitamin B6, which plays a role in serotonin production. Bananas also contain tryptophan, a precursor to serotonin.
Lentils, chickpeas, and black beans are good sources of protein and fiber. They also provide vitamins and minerals, including folate and magnesium, which may contribute to mood regulation.
Everyday I start out with a smoothie, containing a mix of these ingerdients. Using my organicly harvested berries. It sure helps keep my immune system working at top performance.