Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mood-Boosting Superfoods

Forget candy, potato chips, and ice cream- science shows that
these are the real comfort foods and happiness boosters:
Tomatoes, one serving (about 1 cup) of tomatoes a day- either
fresh or in tomato-based sauces or low sugar ketchup or salsa.
Whole Grains, two cups of air-popped popcorn or whole-grain
gluten free crackers.
Fatty Fish, at least two servings of seafood, especially fatty fish,
such as salmon and mackerel, each week.
Dark Chocolate, one ounce of dark chocolate a day, at least 60%
cocoa or more.
Spinach, one or two cups of spinach, or another folate-rich food,
each day.
Red Meat, two small servings of red meat each week - a total of
8-12 ounces.

-The Columbian, Parade Magazine, July 8, 2012