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Good Mood Foods

The next time you are grocery shopping, add one (or all) of these good mood enhancing foods to your cart!Smile

Oranges – This fruit contains vitamin C which helps you quickly bounce back from stress.

Pistachios – A handful can lower blood pressure.

Chickpeas – Whether in hummus or alone, chickpeas contain B vitamin folate which helps to ward off bad moods.

Pumpkin Seeds – A treat that gives you a dose of the natural muscle relaxant, magnesium.

Turkey – This holiday favorite that contains tryptophan, which triggers your body’s production of the feel good hormone, serotonin.

Salmon – Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, this food is crucial for brain function and can boost mental health.

Chocolate – Although an indulgence, research has shown that just a little piece makes you feel happier. Want extra antioxidants, go for 65% cacao or greater.

Tea – Drinking a cup of chamomile or peppermint tea soothes your anxieties and stomach.

Red wine – Another indulgence, however drinking one glass a day is good for your heart.

~ Coach Catherine – Milwaukee Adventure Boot Camp – http://www.milwaukeebootcamp.com

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