11/28/16 - Provided by AllCare Health
For breakfast try fortified wholegrain cereal with low-fat milk and blueberries. The cereal’s fortified with vitamin B, which studies have linked to good mental health. Plus research suggests vitamin D doesn’t just build strong bones, it also fights depression.
A warm quinoa, spinach, and shitake salad can help fight depression at lunch. Quinoa’s not only an awesome vegan protein source, it’s also a complex carbohydrate that can help stimulate your brain’s production of serotonin.
For dinner, step up the traditional burger and fries with a meal that’s easier on the belly and brain. Try a turkey burger with sweet potato fries. The tryptophan in turkey increases levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood. Plus sweet potatoes are filled with mood-boosting vitamin B6.