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Thanksgiving Happy Foods
5 Foods That Make You Feel Even Happier on Thanksgiving!
Celebrity nutritionist Paula Simpson gives us the break down of what foods we can be consuming to help boost your mood.
1. Magnesium rich foods
-Examples: pumpkin seeds, almonds, sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts, cashews, pine nuts, flax seed, pecan
These foods stimulate the production of serotonin which is the a natural occurring chemical in the body that helps balance our mood.
2. Omega-3 Fatty Acid
-Examples: high fat cold water fish and some plant based foods such as flax, chia, or hemp seeds
Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that helps the nerves and brain function properly.
-Examples: spinach, parsley, beets, asparagus, romaine lettuce, lentils. Spinach is also known to calm moods and reduce stress
Folate is a type of vitamin that helps the body create new cells and supports serotonin regulation.
4. Vitamin B6
-Examples: bell peppers, turnip greens,spinach
This vitamin has shown to help depression and nourishes messaging molecules in the nervous system and brain
-Examples:broccoli, grape juice, potatoes, turkey breast
Chromium elevates the levels of serotonin, norepinephrine (hormone and neurotransmitter), and melatonin which are all responsible for regulating emotion and mood
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day from all of us at RajaniMD.com.