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What does "Thanksgiving" food do to our "mood"?

Okay . . . so as we know . . . "Thanksgiving" is approaching fast . . . with Christmas is right around the corner.

And hopefully . . . due to "Thanksgiving" only being a few days away . . . we've already done our grocery shopping . . . and started to prepare our "feast".

But . . . along with all the prepping . . . comes the "stress" of the holiday season . . .

So, how do we make it through these next few weeks without having a "nervous" breakdown???

Well . . . it's "imperative" . . . that we "eat well" before we indulge on our "favorite" holiday meals.

And "happy" foods such as quinoa, salmon, mushrooms, kefir, sauerkraut, poultry, grapes and leafy greens will help to keep you "SMILING".

Now . . . as we know . . . "serotonin" is the chemical responsible for our "mood" . . . and can "create" feelings of happiness and relaxation.

And "happy" foods that are "high" in an amino acid called "tryptophan" . . . . "boost" brain levels of "serotonin".

So, what foods are high in "tryptophan" you ask???

Well . . . foods that are high in "protein" . . . also tend to contain the highest levels of "tryptophan" such as "turkey" and other poultry, eggs, fish, nuts, seeds, and all natural yogurts.

So, keep in mind this holiday season . . . if you eat lots of processed meat, fried foods, refined cereals, candy, pastries, and high-fat dairy products . . . you're more likely to be "anxious and/or depressed".

Whereas . . . a diet full of "whole fiber-rich grains", fruits, vegetables and fish can help you get out of that "holiday funk".

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