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POWER FOODS FOR A QUICK MOOD BOOSTER

by Eileen Thorpe

Food has an impact on how you feel both physically and mentally. Because of this maintaining a certain level of focus can be hindered when you fuel your body with food that doesn’t allow you to feel your best. Sure, it’s really easy to reach for that bag of salty potato chips or a handful of candy when you’re feeling frustrated. But that’s a short fix. Instead, try a few power foods for a quick mood booster and to help you carry on with your day.

Avocados

Packed with B vitamins, avocados contain nutrients that help maintain healthy activity within your brain. It is a high fat fruit but it contains monounsaturated fats that promote a healthy blood flow.

Omega 3-Fatty Acids

Most popularly found in types of fish like salmon, tuna and halibut, your body does not produce this on its own. You must consume it to make sure you receive all the benefits Omega 3-fatty acids have to offer: preventing blood clots, building membranes within the brain and protecting your heart from increases in stress hormones.

Dark Chocolate

By consuming a small amount of chocolate that has at least 70% cocoa you can increase the blood flow to your brain. This reaction to the cocoa improves your mood and allows you to concentrate better.

Dark Leafy Greens

Spinach and kale are both nutritiously dense and can help curb some of your frustrations. The magnesium in spinach works to regulate the levels of cortisol in your body, which can become depleted in times of sustained stress.

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