Eating your way to a better mood : Salmon and Quinoa Salad

 

Salmon and Quinoa Salad

Benefits:

Salmon – The brain is need of fatty oils to help it work to its full potential, salmon is a good source of fatty oils. A healthy brain means a better mood because the brains messaging chemicals will be able to work effectively

Quinoa – Quinoa is a complex carbohydrate which increases the level of serotonin in the brain. An increase in serotonin can help prevent anxiety and depression

Radishes – Radishes stimulate dopamine and norepinephrine which are brain chemicals that improve your mood

Avocado – avocados contain B6 and folic acids which are a perfect combination to help reduce anxiety. They are also hormone balancers which keeps the brain functioning correctly

Baby spinach – spinach is a great source of folic acid which helps fight depression and works as a natural antidepressant

Buffalo mozzarella – mozzarella contains vitamin B6 and helps the body make serotonin which is a hormone that influences your mood

Tomatoes  – tomatoes are packed with alot of mood enhancers such a B6, magnesium, folate, iron and more which produce the hormones serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine which improve the function of the brain. Tomatoes also contain lycopene which is an antioxidant that reduces inflammation related to depression and can be found in tomato skin, so it’s better to eat them raw.

Cucumber – cucumbers contain a list of B- vitamins ( B1, B5 and B7). B-vitamins are known to ease feelings of anxiety

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