Everyone has a point in their lives where they don’t feel good about themselves. Maybe you’ve lost your job in the last few months, haven’t been exercising or have put on a few pounds. All of these things can be rough on your self-esteem, and here at Davis Surgical Associates, we have many options that help improve your confidence. Combine medical treatment with good care for your body, and your mood improves quickly. We have three foods we suggest you include in your diet to help boost your mood naturally.
Foods Rich in Folic Acid and Vitamin B12
It is believed that Vitamin B12 and folic acid can help to prevent mood disorders, dementia and central nervous system disorders. Foods high in these vitamins include:
- Romaine lettuce
- Grilled salmon
- Lean beef
- Kidney beans
- Skinless chicken breast
Eat a Caesar salad with a skinless chick breast for your next meal and see if you don’t feel better choosing it over that fast food burger.
Vegetables and Fruits
Vegetables and fruits are full of phytochemicals and other nutrients that improve your health and your quality of life. Statistics suggest that those that eat more fruits and vegetables have an 11% higher likelihood of having functional, good health. Grab an orange or some carrot sticks next time you want to reach for a salty bag of chips.
Foods Rich in Selenium
Experts believe that oxidative stress can lead to some depression in the elderly, and selenium is full of antioxidants that lower the stress on the brain. It is advised that both women and men eat up to 55 micrograms of selenium each day, in the form of these foods:
- Seeds and nuts
- Dairy (low-fat options)
- Legumes and beans
- Lean beef and pork, or skinless turkey or chicken
You can also opt for brown rice, whole grain bread and oatmeal to get your daily allotment of selenium.
Call Us Today
If you’re ready to make changes in your life and your diet, and want the help of Davis Surgical Associates to get the body you’ve always wanted, call us today at 801-728-9258.