#MondayMotivation Quarantine Edition: Feel Good Foods

Don’t we all love food that makes us feel good? Food isn’t only nourishing for our bodies, but it is also nourishing to our mental health and brain function. Studies show that the vitamins and minerals of certain foods boost our endorphins, increase energy levels, and decrease depression, among many other things. Pick a “feel good” food off of the list and try to incorporate into your day for a mood boost, and don’t forget to smile! šŸ™‚

Berries reduces inflammation, which has been associated with increased rates of depression.

Dark Chocolate not only provides immediate eating pleasure, but it has a high percentage of cacao, which has more antioxidant power than many other foods.

Bananas contain tryptophan, a brain chemical that helps to regulate mood, according to Ara DerMarderosian, University of the Sciences.

Green Tea was found to lower psychological stress in individuals who drank five or more cups of green tea per day, according to a Japanese study.

Spinach contains folic acid, which alleviates depression and reduces fatigue, according to theĀ Journal of Physiology.

Mushrooms contain vitamin D, which has been linked to low-mood depression, according to a study from theĀ University of Melbourne

Walnuts are a good source of magnesium and phosphorus: Having low levels of magnesium has beenĀ linked to increased risk of depression, while high levels of magnesium have been linked to reduced symptoms of depression.

Information from Delish.com & USA Today

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