8 Nutrients to Lift Your Spirits – Part 2

Did you know there is a mineral that actually helps increase serotonin, melatonin, and norepinephrine levels in the brain?!

By increasing these components in the brain, you will naturally feel more alert, sleep better, and feel happier!

Today’s Spirit Boosting Nutrient

CHROMIUM

  • A trace mineral found in the body that helps metabolize food
  • Helps support the regulation of insulin
  • Works directly with the brain’s mood regulators and has been found the be effective in treatment of depression
  • Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA): 25mcg per day for women; 35mcg per day for men

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ACTIONS TO TAKE

  • offer up Oatmeal for Breakfast!  1/2 cup serving of cooked oatmeal will offer about 5mcg of Chromium!!!
  • Consider Boosting Your Mood with a Snack!  – A Whole Wheat English Muffin Topped with Turkey Breast will give you a total of 6mcg of Chromium
  • Pack Broccoli with Your Lunch. 1/2 cup of Broccoli will Provide You with 11mcg of Chromium
  • Power up with Potatoes!  Serve roasted or mashed potatoes with your dinner!  1 cup of potatoes will provide you 3mcg of Chromium.

 

AND FINALLY… PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK!  AFTER TAKING ACTION YOU WILL HAVE MET YOUR CHROMIUM NEEDS FOR THE DAY! 

ENJOY THAT EXTRA PEP IN YOUR STEP!

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