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Dr. Oz: Mood Boosting Diet to Fight Depression

happiness diet prevents depressionDr. Mehmet Oz said your diet affects your mood and detailed five easy ways to boost happiness on the Aug. 29 episode of the Dr. Oz Show.

Dr. Oz said the following foods have been shown to support brain chemistry to reduce depression and improve sleep quality (poor sleep has been proven to cause bad mood):

  • Salmon. The brain is 60% fat, and thrives on mood-enhancing omega-3 fatty acids like those found in salmon.
  • Hemp seeds. Hemp seeds are a natural appetite suppressant that aid weight loss and relieve anxiety and depression.
  • Amaranth. This super-grain is high in antioxidants, minerals, fiber and iron, and keeps your blood sugar stable, so you feel more energized.
  • Chamomile tea. Chamomile is an anti-anxiety herb that has been shown to fight depression and reduce stress.

On his lead segment, Dr. Oz revealed five proven ways to boost happiness. These simple steps include:

1. Stop comparing yourself to others.

2. Don’t badmouth others.

3. Be grateful for all your blessing.

4. Learn to say no.

5. Apologize when you’re wrong.

Dr. Andrew Weil, author of Spontaneous Happiness, said one of the easiest ways to be happier is to spend more time with people who are happy.

“Scientific research shows moods are contagious, so it’s worth your while to seek out people in whose company you feel happier and more optimistic,” said Weil.

Related: Demi Moore is hot at 52, thanks to raw vegan diet, Pilates and yoga workouts



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