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Foods that boost your mood

Feeling down? Try eating some of these foods, which are loaded with nutrients that may help you feel happier.

1. Legumes deliver all-day energy. The magnesium in beans, peas and peanuts keep you powered up.

2. Walnuts are a happy snack. This super food is a top dietary source of serotonin, a brain chemical that helps you feel content.

3. Coffee perks you up! Drinking two cups of coffee cuts the risk of depression.

4. Fat can feel great. Omega-3 foods like salmon, tuna and avocado protect against mood disorders.

5. Turmeric fights the blues. It contains curcumin, which has natural antidepressant qualities.

6. Spinach is a bright idea to fix your mood. Dark greens like spinach pack folate, a B vitamin shown to ward off bad moods.

7. Chicken keeps you calm. Our bodies need the tryptophan in poultry and eggs to pump out feel-good serotonin.

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