Mood Boosting Supplements: Folic Acid

Folic Acid is my third post for Mood Boosting Supplements. Folic Acid has been known to treat symptoms of depression. It is found in virtually everything we consume from leafy green vegetables to fortified breads and cereal. Let's say that you are not clinically diagnosed with depression, but you have some of the traits of someone who is. A low mood in general can be the result of various stressors in your life such as work, finances or even family.

The daily recommendation of Folic Acid intake is 400 mg. If you are a women and are in your childbearing age (let's say 25 & up), you should increase the amount to 800 mg per day.

In addition to taking your supplements every day, let's look at a list of 15 foods high in Folic Acid:
  1. Dark Leafy Greens: Spinach, Collards, Turnips & Romaine
  2. Broccoli
  3. Asparagus
  4. Citrus Fruits: Papaya, Strawberries, Oranges, Grapefruit & Raspberries
  5. Beans, Peas & Lentils
  6. Okra
  7. Avocado
  8. Brussels Sprout
  9. Seeds & Nuts: Sunflower Seeds, Flaxseeds, Peanuts & Almonds
  10. Corn
  11. Beets
  12. Celery
  13. Carrots
  14. Squash: Summer & Winter
  15. Cauliflower
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