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Veli-Jussi Jalkanen,
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12.12.2016

What nutrients keep us happy?

Food can improve your mood, if you know what to do.

The combination of B12, B6 and folic acid is good for the brain, and it also prevents memory diseases. Fennel, ginger, olive, pepper, rosemary, dill and especially turmeric and lemon balm take care of the brain and hence your mood. Omega3, phospholipids, vitamin D, magnesium and B vitamins are also essential.

A well-nourished brain that also gets enough sleep is a happy brain.

In the long term, the mood rises and you become more optimistic, if the intestinal bacteria is in good condition. This requires a low-carbohydrate diet, with lots of (100 g) fibers. Intestinal microbes produce e.g. serotonin out of the fibers. Serotonin in an intestinal neurotransmitter, and also the hormone that keeps us on a good mood. The excess goes to the brain and prevents memory diseases.

Before memory diseases the brain declines, and one fees low and negative – personality changes known to many!

General thyroid imbalance also impairs mood.