11 Natural happiness boosters

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We all want to feel happier every day, and nature is ready to help us on our way!

Besides the fact that we have to work on improving our mind, we have to provide the best nutrients to our body. There are 11 vitamins and minerals that can help us boost our happiness meter. Here they are:

What is it for The lack of it causes Main Sources
Calcium Strong bones & healthy blood vessels PMS related depression Milk, yogurt, broccoli, orange, cheese, turnips, sesame seeds, almonds,

avocado.

Chromium Increases brain production of serotonin, norepinephrine & melatonin. Helps you metabolize food and decrease food cravings. Hurts your body’s ability to produce insulin (cause of diabetes) Potato, broccoli, onion, mushrooms, peas, grape juice
Folic acid Helps create new cells and supports serotonin regulation Fatigue, depression Leafy greens, asparagus, broccoli, papaya, oranges, beets, bell peppers
Iron Transports oxygen and aids muscle strength Anemia Green beans, tomatoes, broccoli, brussel sprouts, spinach, quinoa
Magnesium Plays over 300 roles in protecting our body’s health & development of serotonin. Balances our mood Irritability, fatigue and mental confusion Almonds, spinach, avocado, soybeans, potatoes,cashews, brown rice
Omega 3 fatty acids Brain health Fatigue, mood swings, depression, memory decline. Flax seeds, walnuts, chia seeds, salmon, trout, broccoli, kale
Vitamin B6 helps producing neurotransmitters Beans, legumes, nuts, eggs, meat and cereals
Vitamin B12 Aids in the creation of blood cells and nerves Fatigue, slow reasoning, paranoia Eggs, meat, poultry, shellfish, milk, cheese.
Vitamin D Helps regulate cell growth and maintain our immune system. Depression Sunlight, eggs, salmon, shitake mushrooms
Zinc Helps our immune system and prevent gut damage Loss of appetite, weak immune system, anemia, hair loss and depression Oysters, poultry, milk, almonds, watermelon seeds, cashews, salmon, cocoa.
Iodine Essential for a healthy thyroid poor energy and memory, migraine, weight gain, infertility and heart disease Strawberries, seaweed, himalayan salt, spinach, coconut oil, cranberries, watercress

 

 

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