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Mind, Body & Spirit Diet Guidelines

By EatingWell Editors

Keep your energy levels up by following these guidelines from the nutrition experts at EatingWell.


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Get your Bs

Studies have shown that low blood levels of two B vitamins—folate and vitamin B12—are sometimes related to depression. While researchers still don’t fully understand why, some believe that these vitamins are used to make a key neurotransmitter, serotonin, which helps elevate moods. Foods rich in folate include whole-grain breakfast cereals, lentils, black-eyed peas, soybeans, oatmeal, dark leafy greens, beets, broccoli, sunflower seeds, wheat germ and oranges. Foods rich in vitamin B12 include shellfish (clams, oysters, crab), wild salmon (fresh or canned), fortified whole-grain breakfast cereal, lean beef, cottage cheese, low-fat yogurt, milk and eggs. Make sure you dig into these tasty foods regularly.

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