Top 8 Depression-Fighting Fruits & Veggies for Your Juice & Smoothies

Research Suggests That These Really Help!

Drink your blues away in a healthy way with the most powerful fruits and vegetables for fighting depression according to the latest nutritional research. Compounds recently discovered in each will help lift your spirits. Add 1 or more to your daily juice or smoothie recipes. For best results try this super depression-fighting juice and smoothie recipe - the spices and green tea fight depression as well!

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    Blueberry and Strawberry Smoothie
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    The National Institute of Health (NIH) conducted a study that found compounds in berries - blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and cranberries that block chemicals in our brain that depression and anxiety.

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    Pomegranate Juice
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    A study found that people who drank a glass of pomegranate juice each day for 2 weeks had measurably less depression and anxiety, plus their blood pressure was lower!

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    Papaya Pineapple Juice
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    Studies have found out that this fruit contains powerful compounds that help to create a chemical in our body that decreases pain and gives us a sense of calm and well-being.

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    Radish Smoothie
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    Research has found that every different kind of radish has compounds that increase chemicals in our brain that produce a better mood such as dopamine and norepinephrine.

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    Avocado Smoothie
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    Studies have discovered two compounds in avocado that play a key role in fighting depression - tryptophan and omega-3 fatty acid.

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    Collard Greens

    Collard Greens
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    Collard greens are high in magnesium which powerfully assists in fighting depression by producing serotonin.

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    Mango Juice
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    This tropical fruit is rich in B-6 which promotes the production of serotonin, a powerful and natural mood-lifting compound in the brain.

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    Orange Juice
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    All citrus fruit is rich in vitamin C and folate which increase the production of dopamine and have an antidepressant effect.