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Foods to Boost Your Mood

Posted on Aug 14, 2015 Plastic Surgery

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To be the best version of yourself, you not only need to be happy with your appearance but you need to feel good as well. The following have been scientifically proven to boost your mood when consumed:

Eating foods containing folate regulates serotonin levels while also helping the body create new cells. Asparagus, beets, lentils, parsley, romaine lettuce, and spinach are all excellent sources of folate.

Consuming magnesium helps boost your mood by increasing energy while also stimulating serotonin production. Choose pumpkin seeds for one of the richest sources of magnesium. Other good sources of magnesium include almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, flaxseed, pecans, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, and spinach.

Chromium helps increase the production of melatonin, norepinephrine, and serotonin. The best chromium sources are broccoli, potatoes, turkey breast, and grape juice.

Vitamin B6
Pyridoxine, which is vitam

in B6, has been shown to help with depression by increasing levels of serotonin, dopamine, and gamma amino butyric acid levels.  Bell peppers, spinach, and turnip greens are all great sources of vitamin B6.

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