5 Unexpected Mood-Boosting Foods You're Probably Eating
Seeing a seafood trend here? If you don't get the two fish meals a week that the American Heart Association recommends for getting enough omega-3s, you may want to consider shrimp. "Wild shrimp are a good source of omega-3 fats, and an easy entry into seafood," says Ramsey, pointing out that one serving contains about 20 percent of the omega-3s found in one serving of wild salmon. (Farmed shrimp is on Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch list of shrimp picks to avoid for its non-environmentally friendly methods, making wild a better choice.) Filling up on omega-3s can reduce the risk of depression, likely because the nutrient lessens inflammation and protects neurons in your brain, shows research. Having the right balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids has also been associated with less neuroticism, or the tendency to be a Negative Nancy about situations.