BE MERRY — FOODS THAT BOOST YOUR HAPPINESS

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  1. Walnuts
    These brain-shaped nuts contain super high levels of omega-3s fatty acids & magnesium, which are converted into the mood-influencing hormone serotonin.
  2. Dark Chocolate
    Eating dark chocolate naturally raises your dopamine levels as well as fighting free radicals.
  3. Cherry Tomatoes
    Lycopene promotes brain health by reducing brain inflammation commonly linked with depression.
  4. Bananas
    Chock full of healthy carbohydrates and tryptophan, bananas are a great go-to snack to bump up your energy and serotonin levels.
  5. Avocado
    Avocados are known for their vitamin B3 and omega-3 fatty acids, which are linked to serotonin-boosting effects and healthy brain function.
  6. Spinach
    Dark leafy greens are packed with magnesium and phenylethylamine giving you a natural high (without any of the nasty side effects)
  7. Asparagus
    Low levels of folate have been linked with depression, so replenish fallen levels with lots of bright green asparagus stalks.
  8. Coconut
    Eating this hearty fruit promotes excess calorie burning and overall better moods.
  9. Blue Potatoes
    Within these funny looking spuds lies amazing antioxidants (anthocyanins) that fight brain inflammation and memory loss.
  10. And...pizza?
    Don't forget that sometimes when it comes to self-care, indulging every once in awhile is not only okay, but a necessity. After all, happiness is a balancing act.