Every once in a while we all get the blues, but certain foods can fight a case of melancholy. Here are three of the most potent, why they work, and how to gobble them up.
One cup supplies over 30 percent of your daily folate needs. A shortfall of this key nutrient has been known to trigger depression, mental fatigue and insomnia. In addition, several common medications can deplete your body's supply of folate, including cholesterol-lowering drugs, anti-inflammatory drugs, diabetes medications and birth control pills.
Fortunately fresh beets are in-season year round - just be sure to eat them fresh because the folate can plummet by up to 40 percent when cooked. Grate them for a delicious and colorful addition to garden salads; marinate freshly sliced beets in fresh lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and herbs; or add fresh beats to a smoothie or juice concoction along with fruit - it will add a gorgeous hue and a bit of sweetness withoutRead More »from 3 Foods that Fight Depression