Thursday, August 15, 2013

8 Natural Anti-Depressants

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  • Swiss Chard: This veggie is packed with magnesium, which is a vital part of the biochemical reactions that increase energy levels in the human body.
  • Blue potatoes: This little used vegetable is packed with a powerful antioxidant called anthocyanins, which reduces brain inflammation (associated with depression).
  • Mussels: This seafood has high amounts of Vitamin B12, selenium, protein, and iodine, which supports the thyroid gland that regulates the mood and weight. 
  • Dark chocolate: This delicious sweet treat improves the blood-flow to the brain, and provides an instant boost in concentration and mood.
  • Greek yogurt: This creamy dairy product is packed with calcium, which release happiness inducing-neurotransmitters from your brain.
  • Asparagus: This green veggie has high levels of tryptophan , which is used by the brain to make serotonin.
  • Honey: This natural sweeter contains kaempferol and quercetin, which reduces brain inflammation, preventing depression.
  • Coconut: this delicious tropical fruit contains medium-chain triglycerides, which are special fats that fuel better moods and promote general brain health.

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