The Happiness Diet: 12 Must-Have Ingredients to Boost Your Mood

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Tyler Graham and Drew Ramsey M.D. on Jul 1, 2013 at 1:45PM

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The Happiness Diet: 12 Must-Have Ingredients to Boost Your Mood

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Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral that eases your mind, nerves, and muscles. It’s even been used to treat clinical depression. It protects your brain from the waste product ammonia, relaxes blood vessels, and protects against heart disease and diabetes. Increasing magnesium levels in the brain improves memory and learning, while a deficiency can lead to depression, anxiety, ADHD, insomnia, and fatigue.

BEST SOURCES: Green leaves, whole grains, salmon, beans, sunflower seeds, blackstrap molasses

Get Happy! Try these recipes:
-- Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies
-- Creamy Baked Quinoa with Root Vegetables

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