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Mood-Boosting Foods (Part 2)

Brazil nuts are the number one source of the mineral selenium, which helps preserve your mood and prevent depression. It seems that selenium is essential for maintaining a happy mood. Only six Brazil nuts give you your advisable daily intake. If you don't like Brazil nuts, you can get smaller amounts from meat or fish. But you would need to eat nearly a kilogram of cow to get the necessary amount. .
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Curly kale. Green leafy vegetables like kale are high in folic acid and since low levels of folic acid have been linked to depression, it stands to reason that if you keep your folic acid levels up, you're less likely to fell into depression
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Chocolate is a source of anadamide, a neurotransmitter that targets the same parts of the brain as THC, the active element in cannabis. But chocolate contains such tiny levels of anadamide, you would need to eat kilos of it in order to make any action on the amount that's circulating in the brain naturally. The sweet stuff also boosts our levels of endorphins, the brain's natural happy hormones..
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Mackerel. Oily fish like mackerel are the best source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which help prevent the depression. They boost serotonin levels and also enhance your brain's receptivity to the neurotransmitter. High-dose omega-3 supplements can even help patients suffering from clinical depression. Vegetarians can get smaller amounts of Omega-3s from seeds, especially flaxseeds and their oil.
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