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suggested that chocolate can evenhelp to reduce symptoms of depression. Howtouse it - add rawcacaopowder to your smoothies, energy balls, and elixirs. Make sure you source high-quality, 70-90%dark choc- olate bars.

2. Walnuts –Walnuts are the perfect good-mood food, offering the combined mood-boosting proper- ties of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B6 and tryptophan. The nuts are also a good source of folate; the deficiency of which has been linked to depression.

Ever notice how walnuts look like tiny brains? A study shows that they can increase inferential reasoning – helping you make good choices. How to eat them – Try them raw in your oatmeal, salads, trail mix and granola. 3. Avocado – If you’re feeling sad, anxious or fearful, avocado could help to put you in a better mood. Avoca- dos are a good source of folate, and research suggests that a folate deficiency may be behind irrational fears and anxiety. Avocados are also rich in omega-3, which is also good for mood and brain health. How to eat them– Try them on toast, guacamole, use as a spread instead of mayonnaise, in wraps, smooth- ies and with your morning omelet.

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