5 Foods To Boost Your Mood For Fall

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Fall has arrived with cooler temperatures and the urge to nest soon to follow. As the days get shorter and the year comes to an end, energy levels began to wane. Our energy level impacts our mood and our mood plays a major role in our health.  Body awareness is a barometer we can use to check our present disposition and energy level. Body awareness is understanding the overall mechanics of each body part, how each part works together and how each part feels at a given moment in time.  Awareness can provide early clues about our current state of mind.

There is a direct link between what we eat and how we feel. Research has identified nine nutrients essential to reducing depression and improving our mood. These nutrients include magnesium, calcium, zinc, chromium, omega 3 fatty acids, folate, vitamin B6, B12, and D. These nutrients regulate mood and brain functions. Year-end burnout can be prevented or minimized by adding a these few mood boosters to diet. Here are five foods to naturally improve your mood.

 

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Bananas contain amino acids, vitamin A, B6, C, potassium, and iron to supply the body with more energy. Bananas also contain mood-boosting carbohydrates to stabilize energy levels.  Stabilized energy leads to a more sustained release of energy.

 

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Kale is a superfood high in minerals and vitamins. Kale supplies magnesium one of nature’s best anti-depression foods. Kale has a grounding effect on the body, lowers anxiety, improves sleep and elevates mental health.

 

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Ginger is one of the most widely used spices in the world. It promotes cleansing of the body through perspiration and offers a quick pick me up without the caffeine consequences. Ginger contains over 50 antioxidants and is known to relieve headache pain. Ginger enhances a variety of cognitive functions including memory.

 

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Avocado is a superfood that naturally balances the hormones. Avocados contain folate and are low in saturated fat. Folate supports new cell creation, improves the immune and digestive systems. Omega 3 fatty acids, which our bodies are unable to naturally produce, can also be found in avocados.

 

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Nuts are full of serotonin, a natural mood stabilizer.  Boosting serotonin helps decrease hunger, improves heart health and mood. Nuts also contain antioxidants and healthy fats which decrease anxiety, irritability, and tiredness.

 

To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness and maintain an interest in life ~ William Londen

 

These foods are easy to add to your current meals or as a quick snack to improve your mood in the coming months.

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