Spinach and Other Dark Leafy Greens
For a quick and sustained mood-boost, I enjoy some dark leafy greens such as kale, spinach, collard greens. They are loaded with all kinds of nutrients that are beneficial to a healthy mood. This includes magnesium, which is important for reducing anxiety. They are also rich in B vitamins, which are crucial for mood health.
Vitamin C Rich Foods
Peppers, kiwis, strawberries, oranges, papaya, broccoli, and tomatoes are some of the highest Vitamin C foods there are. Vitamin C is essential for our body to produce dopamine, noradrenaline, and serotonin, the neurotransmitters that are linked to feelings of well-being and stabilizing our mood.
Blueberries in Fact Most Berries!
Blueberries, these delicious nutritional powerhouses are outstanding for boosting mood. That’s primarily because they provide us with phytonutrients called flavonoids, which research has shown may be very effective against depression in later life. All berries are beneficial to our overall health
Eating with your Brain in Mind
Foods to Embrace
Eat the rainbow!
The more colour in the food you eat,
the better for your mood and wellbeing.
Rosaleen McHugh, Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate, Completed Seventh Day of September 2019, T. Colin Campbell Centre for Nutrition Studies and eCornell