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Need a pick-me-up without resorting to energy drinks or caffeine? Add one of these 9 ingredients to your next dish to get an all-natural mood booster. Read the full article at Delicious Living. Here are some of the foods I use from that list.
Beets are great for: Folate, which increases blood flow to the brain and relaxes blood vessels.
Use in a recipe: Beet-Raspberry Lentil Bowl (modify as needed for you food allergies)
Berries are great for: Promoting mental clarity.
Use in a recipe: Berry Crisp (modify as needed for you food allergies)
Cabbage is great for: This cruciferous vegetable provides tryptophan and selenium, which relax your body and mind
Use in a recipe: Chinese 5-Spice Shrimp with Mango-Carrot Slaw (modify as needed for you food allergies)
Lentils are great for: Blood-sugar moderating fiber, energizing iron and calming magnesium.
Use in a recipe: Nutty Lentil Burgers (modify as needed for you food allergies)
Mushrooms are great for: Providing a source of vitamin D, which is linked to a cheery mood.
Use in a recipe: Kale-Stuffed Portobellos with Millet (modify as needed for you food allergies)