Feeling blue or just a little blah? Check out these nutrients to keep bad mood at bay!

Having one of those days where you need just a little pick-me up? No matter what challenges your day brings, it’s easier to face it with high spirits, and not while you’re hungry and lacking key nutrients.

The right nutrients can improve your mood, tame your stress and even help fight depression, yay! Here’s how food affects our moods:

Dietary changes >> Changes in brain structure, chemistry, physiology >> Changes in behaviour!

So, check out these top 3 nutrients and see what they can do for your mood and mental health!

  1. Vitamin C – Vitamin C is essential to your body in making neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are what provide mood stability and the prevention of depression. Pack up Vitamin C by getting more of these foods: oranges, lemons, bell peppers and broccoli
  2. Vitamin B6 – Still on the topic of neurotransmitters – B vitamins specifically can make serotonin, the “feel-good” neurotransmitter. More serotonin = Better mood! Good sources of vitamin B6 include carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes, legumes and bananas!
  3. Omega-3 fatty acids – Your brain is 60% fat. If your diet is deficient in fat – particularly good fat, why there goes your mood! Best sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fatty fishes like salmon and sardines, chia seeds and flax seeds 

Of course, the list of nutrients to help keep your spirit high can be a long one, but most importantly eat a balanced meal, don’t skip breakfast and you’re on your way to better memory, more energy to seize the day!

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