Salmon, tuna, herring, mackerel, sardines and other fatty fish are rich in omega-3s. These fats help us have a healthy brain, optimal blood flow and a well-oiled nervous system.
Many nuts can help elevate your mood, but Brazil nuts in particular are rich in selenium – a trace mineral that can help lower anxiety, depression and tiredness.
Lentils are rich in folic acid, a nutrient necessary to create many important mood neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine.
Tryptophan, an amino acid that helps make serotonin in the brain, is found in turkey. Serotonin is a chemical that contributes to well-being and happiness.
Probiotics in yogurt are great for digestion, but they can also help beat the blues. The good bacteria can send positive messages to your brain regarding mood and behavior.