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When it’s the middle of the week you don’t have to get the mid-week blues because these foods are bound to put a smile on your face. Incorporate calcium into your diet, for starters, along with folate and iron; these are just a few of the things that you need in order to boost your spirits.
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Vitamin B6 helps regulate our brain function, which also influences our emotions and mood. Add more vitamin B6 to your diet with this recipe.
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Bring on the vitamins: vitamin B12 is essential in your happiness. Fatigue and paranoia are associated with low levels of this vitamin, so keep your spirits up with a dish that is packed with it.
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They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Take a few minutes to have some eggs — it’ll make your day go a lot smoother in the long run. Eggs, along with such other foods as swordfish and chanterelle mushrooms, contain vitamin D, which helps ward off depression.
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Walnuts and flax are packed with alpha-linolenic acid, which can help you stay happy. According to research by the Nurses’ Health Study, women who have increased levels of alpha-linolenic acid are less likely to become depressed. Try our walnut-squash crostini to steer clear of depression.
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Apricots have the antioxidants beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, all linked to better moods.