Need a Morning Mood-Lift?
Foods for Your Good Mood
In this Blended For Wellness, we're getting into mood-boosting foods we love, especially during hard-to-get-going Winter mornings.
Avocados: avocados contain high levels of folate, and a deficiency in folate has been linked to depression. Avo’s high antioxidant levels may also be protective against depression. We love combining avocado and spirulina in our Deep Green blends for a big folate dose.
Raspberries: raspberries are packed with fibre, which helps slow digestion and results in more stable blood sugars. Unstable blood sugar (sharp spikes and drops) has been linked to negative moods and irritability, which means stabilizing your glucose levels can help level out your emotional state.
Mood-Regulating Adaptogens: adaptogens (edible plants that have been shown to help the brain and body adapt in stressful situations) are high on our list for the combined mind & body support they give. Lion’s mane & chaga mushrooms are examples of adaptogens that have shown to help the body respond to stressful situations by functioning as a mood stabilizer and decrease symptoms of mild depression.
Chia Seeds: chia is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which aid in brain health and mood regulation. They're also a good source of magnesium, a calming mineral that has been shown to help with sleep. Low levels of magnesium are linked to depression and anxiety. Upping your intake of chia can have positive effects on everything from anxiety to insomnia and PMS symptoms.
Bananas: bananas are high in vitamin B6, which helps synthesize feel-good neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin. Combined with fibre (e.g., chia, spinach in your smoothies), the naturally occurring sugars in bananas are released slowly into your bloodstream, allowing for stable blood sugar levels and better mood control.
Bonus: they're packed into a ton of our blends to make it easy for you to get them in on the daily. Check out some of our top mood-lifting picks below.
Morning Mood-Boosting Blends
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