Boost your Mood with Healthy Food - HEY It Rhymes;-)
November 1, 2008 11:20am CST
Hey I thought this was kind of interesting. I read this article on Remedy about Boosting your mood with healthy foods. The author claims say it's the Pantothenic acid. Now I don't know how much truth there is in this so I'll leave that for you all to decide. With that being said, here's the list of foods with the explanations: [i]"Whole grains “Carb-rich foods, like whole grains, stimulate the release of the brain chemical serotonin, which regulates appetite and improves mood, food cravings and sleep,” says Debra Waterhouse, M.P.H., R.D., author of Why Women Need Chocolate. Try air-popped popcorn, a whole-wheat English muffin with jam or a whole-grain bagel with honey. Spinach Leafy greens are Mother Nature’s best source of folate, a B vitamin that helps in the manufacture and function of serotonin. Bananas These are an excellent source of B6, which helps the body make serotonin. Add them to smoothies and fruit salads to boost your intake. Salmon People who consume ample amounts of omega-3s, especially DHA from fatty fish such as salmon, have a lower incidence of depression and memory loss. The American Heart Association recommends eating two servings of wild salmon per week. Or, look for foods fortified with contaminant-free, algae-based DHA and aim for 200 milligrams per day. Water Even mild dehydration can cause headaches, fatigue, poor short-term memory and impaired concentration and cognition. Try to drink at least eight glasses of liquid every day; plain water is best."[/i] Check out the entire SHORT article here http://www.remedylife.com/general/articles/content?cid=1669&ctid=2 What do you think, will the Healthy Food Boost your Mood or is it just a good rhyme??
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19 Nov 08
Really? This is an interesting article to read. So, if I were to take lots of foods rich in serotonin, I would be happy all day long eh? Worth a try if it really can keep the bad and lousy moods away. I may have to relook at this article to see what is good and available in the local markets to boost my food intake. Heh heh heh...
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1 Nov 08
Thank you for the good information. I saw the article and I am amazed to find how salmon can really be that beneficial. I knew that fish was supposed to be good for your brain and water is also a good foundation for your health. It is good that you posted this information and I should take the advice for the betterment of my health.