You’ve heard of brain foods that can help keep you focused, super foods that’ll fight off everything from the common cold to cancer, and energizing foods that’ll put a little extra pep in your step. But here’s the latest buzz: There are foods you can eat that will actually improve your mood. And the best thing is that you can grow these happy herbs and vegetables right in your own backyard garden. If that doesn’t make you happy, I don’t know what will!
Here’s the lowdown on the homegrown goods so rich in antidepressant compounds that they can help turn a bad day into a good one:
Of course, you can always buy these good mood foods at the grocery store or farmer’s market. But you may feel even better if you grow your own. That’s because when you spend time gardening outdoors, you expose yourself to sunlight—even on dim, overcast days. The sunlight then helps boost levels of vitamin D in your body, which in turn may help your body maintain higher levels of serotonin. In fact, even in a downpour, outside light is 30 times brighter than the light indoors.
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