Your diet can make you depressed or just the opposite. Magnesium is a mineral that's known for producing serotonin,the body's feel good medicine. Good sources of magnesium include almonds, cashews, unprocessed peanut butter, spinach, black eyed peas,lentils, kidney and pinto beans, baked potatoes, and long grain brown rice. Bananas also aid the release of serotonin.
2. Anger Taking Over?
If you're feeling mad, it's more about avoiding certain foods. Spicy peppers heat the body up and if you're already heated, you don't need anything else to help fuel the flame.
3. Stressed at Work?
Blueberries can help relieve stress. The tiny berry is loaded with vitamin C, which is a stress reducer. Almonds also reduce stress with vitamins and minerals like vitamin B2, vitamin E, magnesium, and zinc.
4. Feeling Restless?
Cottage cheese contains tryptophan, a sleep inducing amino acid that relaxes the entire body and mind. If you don't do dairy you can also find tryptophan in soy milk, tofu,hummus, and lentils. Sesame seeds are rich in trytophan but they're also high in carbohydrates with a medium protein content, perfect for before bedtime.
5. Lacking Clarity?
Blueberries, strawberries, and acai berries activate the brain's natural mechanism which cleans up and recycles toxic proteins linked to age-related memory loss and other mental decline.
6. Too Bloated?
Dark leafy greens help deflate us after we've overindulged and put on a few pounds.They fuel your liver, which is your body's fat burning machine. No matter how many local,organic greens you're currently eating, consider eating more because these guys are also loaded with antioxidants and fiber.
7. Feeling Exhausted?
You may be short of B12. Though this is certainly true of everyone, a deficiency in B12 is more common in vegans because B12 is found in animal products. If you're feeling really tired and rundown, you might not be getting enough. Vegetarians can get their fill from raw cow's milk or organic.