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Honey: Honey contains kaempferol and quercetin, which helps to prevent depression by reducing inflammation in the brain. It can be considered as a sweet natural defense which helps you feel better. Honey also helps in boosting energy production in the brain.
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Cherries: They can actually work like painkillers and make you feel relaxed. They're low in calories and high on fibre. Cherries are a great source of melatonin a hormone that helps you sleep well.
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Fish: Fish contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids that helps in curbing mood swings. Various scientific studies have linked consumption of fish to reduced risk of depression.
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Beetroot: They are great sources of B vitamin folate that helps in boosting your mood. Beets are also packed with betaine. Betaine is used by our brain to produce SAM-e that acts as natural anti-depressant.
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Tomatoes: Tomatoes get their colour due to the presence of a compound called lycopene. Lycopene helps in regulating your mood. Besides this, it contains folate, magnesium and iron that help in producing mood-boosting neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine.
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Chocolate: This may not be new to you, but it's good to know that antioxidants present in chocolate help in reducing high levels of stress hormones. Dark chocolate contains a compound called anandamide that make you feel good and is also known to temporarily block feelings of pain and sadness.
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Coconut: The pleasant aroma of coconut is known to soothe our response in stressful situations. It helps diminish anxiety and slows our heart rate.
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Spinach: Spinach is packed with folate which regulates our mood by boosting levels of serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone that is responsible for balancing our mood. Many researchers believe that a deficiency of serotonin may lead to depression.
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Bananas: Here's a reason to go bananas! They contains mood-boosting elements like dopamine and Vitamin B6. Most doctors would recommend having a banana in the morning that'll keep you at ease throughout the day.
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Walnuts: Walnuts are dense with anti-oxidants, magnesium and omega-3. Magnesium is known to keep one's mood steady by regulating the blood sugar levels. It had been seen that a deficiency of magnesium may make a person feel irritable, anxious and agitated.