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Happy Foods!

As we delve into October, as it gets colder in some parts of the world, bringing in Autumn/Fall, lowering temperatures and

moods. it is the time we choose to focus on our mental health.

The Global Food Warrior team reflected on the heaviness of the past few years, coming through a global crisis the way we have! We recognize our nerves have frayed and our cup runneth low in the happiness quotient and if we are not careful, it could quite easily run out.

But we decided no.

We can instead, lean on our knowledge of how food heals us!

We decided to share some of the food that supported us through the challenging times we are in and supported our determination to keep looking towards the light of what we know nature can provide.

Food is our healing.

Here are a few foods we all agreed were the ones we could dig into each day and know that not only were they good for our bellies, they were good for soul.

Global Food Warrior Happy Foods List for Your Mental Health

To support your mental health, focus on eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, Eat as much dark green leafy vegetables in particular which are brain protective.

Snack on nuts and pumpkin seeds.

Bulk up with legumes, beans and lentils.

All of these are excellent brain foods which make your whole body feels better.

Focus on Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, trout, and herring, they are high in omega-3s.

Researchers have also narrowed down the top raw fruits and vegetables found to be associated with better mental health and fewer symptoms of depression. These include carrots, spinach, cucumber, citrus fruits, fresh berries of all kinds, bananas and our!

As shared in our last post on adaptogens, supplements like Ashwagandha and ginseng are also of great value for our mental wellness. Truth is, this list is just a taste of the wonders that food can do for your happiness meter, we invite you to try these and tell us of others you have discovered for your happiness toolkit.

Until we meet again Food Warriors... Happy eating!

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