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Foods That Make You Happy

Foods That Make You Happy

29 Mar 2023 by Ted Escobedo   2 min read

Some specific foods can help you feel happy and relieve anxiety- and not just because they're delicious. In fact, it has a lot to do with antioxidants, the compounds found in many fruits and vegetables that help protect your cells. Here are a few foods to get you in a good mood.
Vitamin B6 found in bananas may help lower levels of homocysteine in your blood. High levels of this homocysteine (an amino acid) are linked to dementia and cognitive decline.
• Avocados
Avocados contain a good amount of vitamin E, an antioxidant that protects brain cells from free radicals caused by pollution, smoking, and food digestion. Other foods that have vitamin E include almonds, kiwi, spinach, sunflower seeds, and trout.
• Pistachios
Pistachio nuts contain lutein which repairs damage in the brain caused by free radicals, unstable molecules, smoking, and pollution. Other foods that have lutein include asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, green peas, kale, lettuce, pumpkin, and summer squash.
• Tuna
Tuna contains vitamin B1 (thiamine) which helps protect memory loss and confusion. A deficiency of B1 can even result in nerve damage in the hands and feet. Other foods that have B1 include acorn squash, asparagus, black beans, brown rice, flaxseeds, green peas, navy beans, pork chops, salmon, and sunflower seeds.
• Strawberries
These bright red berries are full of vitamin C, another antioxidant that fights unstable molecules in the brain. The body can’t make vitamin C on its own, so including vitamin C-rich foods in the diet is important. Other foods that have vitamin C include bell peppers, blueberries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, guavas, kale, kiwi, mangoes, oranges, papaya, pineapple, snow peas, strawberries, tomatoes, and watermelon.

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