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15 Foods That Boost Happiness

Believe it or not, what you eat can help your mood. Here are some foods that will help you be a healthier AND happier person!

 

Brazil Nuts & Walnuts

Brazil nuts benefit an individual’s health by regulating the thyroid gland, reducing inflammation, and supporting your heart, brain and immune system. Brazil nuts are filled with nutrients and are rich in selenium. Walnuts are rich in antioxidants, decrease inflammation, reduce risk of some cancers (breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers) support weight control, and help lower type two diabetes and lower
blood pressure.

Fish

Fish is high in important nutrients (fat-based) lower risks of heart attacks and strokes, boosts brain health, prevents and treats depression, reduces risks of autoimmune diseases and helps prevent asthma in children.

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate helps prevent heart disease, lowers risks of strokes, improves cognition (prevents memory loss and boosts mood) reduces risks of developing diabetes, helps with weight loss and is good for skin.

Dark Leafy Greens

Dark leafy greens like kale, microgreens, spinach, cabbage, romaine lettuce, arugula, etc. All these dark green, leafy vegetables are a source of fiber, folate and carotenoids. They contain vitamin C and K. Dark green leafy vegetables serve as antioxidants in the body.

Eggs

Egg yolks contain nutrients and choline, raise HDL (good cholesterol), reduce risks of heart disease, and contain lutein and zeaxanthin. Egg yolks also contribute in helping weight loss.

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are high in antioxidants, contain fats and control blood sugar.

Turmeric

Turmeric increases antioxidant capacity of the body, helps prevent and treat cancer, delays aging and fights age-related chronic diseases

Chamomile 

Chamomile promotes sleep, treats insomnia, boosts immunity, reduces muscle spasms, reduces stress and soothes stomach aches.

Probiotics

Probiotics like yogurt helps balance friendly bacteria in the digestive system, improves mental health conditions, reduces severity of allergies and eczema, and helps lose weight and belly fat.

Green Tea

Green tea Improves brain function and physical performance, lowers risks of cancers (breast, prostate, and colorectal) lowers risks of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and can kill bacteria that improves dental health
and lowers risk of infection.

Bananas

Bananas contain nutrients that moderate blood sugar levels, improves digestive health, aid weight loss, support heart health, and improve insulin sensitivity and kidney health.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes promote gut health, contain cancer-fighting properties, support healthy vision, enhance brain function and support the immune system.

Turkey

Turkey is rich in protein, niacin, vitamin B6 and the amino acid tryptophan. It contains anti-cancer properties, mood-enhancing properties, and lowers risk of infection.

Cherries

Cherries have many antioxidants, protect against diabetes, promote healthy sleep, provide arthritis relief, lower risks of gout attacks and reduce post-exercise pain. 

Fermented Foods

Fermented foods improve digestive health by balancing friendly bacteria in gut and alleviate digestive problems. Fermented foods also make food easier to digest.

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