Quick tips: Five foods to improve mood

Folate, which is found in oranges, can help normalise moods to help you feel cheerier. Photo / Thinkstock
Folate, which is found in oranges, can help normalise moods to help you feel cheerier. Photo / Thinkstock

You are what you eat: cheer up with ...

1. Folate to normalise moods: found in broccoli, oatmeal, wholegrain breakfast cereals, oranges and beets.

2. B12 to ease depression: found in shellfish, wild salmon, cottage cheese, low-fat yoghurt, milk, lean beef and eggs.

3. Omega-3 fats to help the brain: found in oily fish, walnuts, ground flaxseeds and omega-3 fortified eggs.

4. Vitamin D to bring in the sunshine: found in oily fish, egg yolks and in enriched milk, cereal and juices.

5. Fibre to balance mood swings: found in brown rice, barley, apples, pears, strawberries, carrots and peas.

- Herald on Sunday

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