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As the saying goes – “You are what you eat.”  That’s true.  Here’s an article from out sister site cassiuslife.com about revamping your diet and improve your mood.

To get to your happy place, researchers suggest targeting foods that are rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that is key to the production of serotonin, a chemical in the body that transmits info throughout the nervous system. The reason is simple: high levels of serotonin have been consistently connected with good moods. Here are some foods experts suggest integrating into your diet to help serotonin production.

Salmon

The fish is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D. Experts suggest eating the fish twice a week.

Eggs

The way you prepare them is key, with boiling or poaching being ideal. The goal is to avoid adding unhealthy fats by frying in loads of butter…or adding cheese.

Spinach

Popeye was on to something, but canned spinach isn’t as healthy as eating it fresh (think in a salad) or lightly sautéed.

Seeds & Nuts

Seeds and nuts are recommended as snacks for those who eat meat and fish, and dietary supplements for vegans/vegetarians. You can sprinkle them on salads, add them as sides to complement a meal or mix them into yogurt or cereal.

Poultry

Lean cuts of chicken, turkey, and goose are low in fat and great sources of protein.

This is some good information!  Now, we know what to eat if you’re feeling slumpy.

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