Get a Better Mood From Your Food

Start waking up on the right side of the bed by adding these to your daily intake.

Omega-3 fatty acids:
Research suggests that polyunsaturated fatty acids, particularly of the omega-3 variety, may have an effect on mood.

Where do I find it? Oily fish, such as salmon and mackerel. Also found in some plant foods.

Zinc, magnesium and iron: Minerals such as zinc, magnesium and iron may play a role in regulating mood. Magnesium compounds, for example, have been found to successfully relieve premenstrual mood changes.

Where do I find it? Zinc is found in oysters, lean meat and poultry, while sources of magnesium include legumes, nuts, whole grains and leafy greens. Rich iron foods include liver, red meat, poultry and fortified cereal.

Vitamins C and E: Your diet should always be rich in antioxidant vitamins C and E, which help protect cells, including brain cells.

Where do I find it? Citrus fruits are a good source of vitamin C, while vitamin E foods include vegetable oils, nuts, spinach and asparagus.

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