Boost Your Mood with Local Food

“People should be focusing on brain foods and mood-promoting fats to best nurture happiness.” Readily found local fare, such as mussels, pastured eggs and Swiss chard, easily outnumber the more obvious choices of dark chocolate and lemon macaroons in this list of “11 Instant Mood-Boosting Foods.” From Organic Gardening:

These Foods Will Make You Smile

The Modern American Diet—MAD—way of eating is throwing off our bodies’ natural feel-good chemistry, resulting in a miserable, moody, anxious, and agitated nation. Luckily, an instant jolt of happiness is just a forkful of brain food away. People should be focusing on brain foods and mood-promoting fats to best nurture happiness, says Drew Ramsey, MD, coauthor (with Tyler Graham) of The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood, and Lean, Energized Body. “Just a few meals away from the modern American diet, and you’ll start to feel benefits like better energy and a more stable mood,” explains Dr. Ramsey. “The moment you make a better food choice you are instantly building a better brain.” Read more…

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