3 Good-Mood Comfort Foods

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Hi, Dr. Miller here with a health riddle for you. What do a handful of walnuts a cup of oatmeal and a cup of tea have in common? They can all help boost your mood. When we're stressed out many of us turn to fatty starchy junk food, but true comfort food has nutrients known to boost production of feel-good brain chemical, and walnuts, oatmeal and tea fill the bill.

Oatmeal's rich in tryptophan, a building block for the feel good chemical chemical serotonin. Tea helps your mood several ways, it has caffeine for energy, plus research links tea drinking to lower rates of depression some studies show that the very act of preparing tea soothes frazzled nerves.

Walnuts are a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids, the type of fat that your nerve cells and brain chemicals love. Research shows that Omega 3s may even help ward off depression, a bowl of oatmeal topped with chopped walnuts and wash down with a cup of tea that sounds like a great mood boosting breakfast.

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