Mood Boosting Foods
Having a healthy diet is an important part of living a healthy life. Choose mood boosting foods to improve the quality of your life. Jane Clauss talks to Maggie Michalcyk, RDN with Once Upon a Pumpkin about what foods to include in your diet to boost mood. Add these nutrient-dense, mood boosting foods into your diet to improve your overall health.
Probiotics are important for helping maintain gut health which is closely linked to mood. Foods like sauerkraut, kombucha, yogurt, and kefir have probiotics and are great for maintaining good gut health. A healthier gut equals a boosted mood!
2-Dark leafy greens
Greens like spinach and kale are high in vitamins and nutrients like folate and are high in fiber. They also are a good source of vitamin C and K and contain high amounts of iron and calcium. These vitamins can help increase serotonin which helps to keep us happy.
3-Omega 3 Fats
Foods like fish, olive oil, and nuts include high amounts of Omega 3. There is a link between omega-3s and anti-inflammatory and mood boosting effects effects.
Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is one of the main vitamins found in eggs. During the winter months, eggs can be a great way to get your vitamin D in, even when you aren’t getting much time outside. This can help improve mood and prevent irritability.
Chocolate can actually be super healthy! Dark chocolate with high concentrations of cacao contains flavonoids which can boost mood by improving blood flow to the brain.
The key is to not reach for junk foods and instead include vitamin and nutrient dense foods in order to improve overall health. Follow the recipe in the video to make a delicious salmon kale caesar salad that includes healthy ingredients like kale, salmon, avocado, and pumpkin seeds.
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