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Quinoa

Quinoa contains the flavonoid quercetin which studies have shown has significant anti-depressant effects. As an added plus, the flavonoids in this gluten-free grain are vital brain food and can improve memory.


Avocados

Avocados are high in folate, one of the essential B vitamins. Folate in avocados helps to prevent excessive amounts of homocysteine from forming in the body because it blocks the production of serotonin and dopamine and they are both crucial hormones for mood regulation.


Blueberries

Blueberries and blueberry juice are often associated with providing a more positive mood because they have a chemical similarity to valproic acid, which is a prescription drug used for mood-stabilizing, according to research that was conducted by Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies. They also contain anthocyanidins and anthocyanins which help reduce depression and stress.

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