Dr. Maoshing Ni offers nutritional advice for boosting your mood in Yahoo Health’s January 21 post, Foods that Promote Happiness. Some excerpts:
Eat folate-rich foods (i.e., leafy greens, oranges, fortified whole grains): “Folate, also know as folic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is necessary for cell division, DNA synthesis, and healthy blood cell production. Research at the University of York and Hull York Medical School has found a link between depression and low levels of folate. […] Plus, the fiber and protein will satisfy you longer, stabilize blood sugar, and also promote a better mood.”
Eat B-6 foods (i.e., bananas, potatoes): “Vitamin B6 plays a role in red blood cell metabolism, protein metabolism, and synthesis of neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. It also helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels, and increases the amount of oxygen carried to your tissues. Low levels can lead to an increase of homocysteine, anemia, headaches, and depression.”
For more suggestions, read the full article here!
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