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All of the recipes are dairy and gluten free and vegan and paleo friendly
Take a deep breath and a bite into these to help get your Zen on…
1. Green Leafy Vegetables
Dark leafy greens like spinach are rich in folate, which helps your body produce mood-regulating neurotransmitters, that’s the emails to your brain, that then release the happy hormones of serotonin and dopamine.
2. Organic Turkey Breast
Turkey is a good source of tryptophan that your body then converts into serotonin.
Vegans can look for pumpkin seeds, nuts and free-range organic eggs are also rich sources of tryptophan.
3. Fermented Foods
80% of your hormones live in your gut so the key to boosting your mental health is in your gut. Messed up gut flora can have a impact your brain health, leading to issues like anxiety and depression.
As explained by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, a medical doctor with a postgraduate degree in Neurology, toxicity in your gut can flow throughout your body and into your brain, where it can cause symptoms of poor mood, autism, ADHD, depression, schizophrenia, and a whole host of other mental and behavioral disorders.
I love Wildbrine kimchi. Just two forkfuls on an empty stomach in the morning.
In conjunction try Inner Eco probiotic water.
Anthocyanins are the pigments that give berries their deep color. These antioxidants aid help produce dopamine.
5. Dark Chocolate
My favorite treat has anandamides that are a neurotransmitter produced in the brain that temporarily blocks feelings of pain and depression.
You only need one ounce or the size of a postage stamp to do the trick.
Helps carry those neurotransmitters to your brain.
Try Natural Vitality or Garden of Life brands.