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Eat Your Way to Happiness!

Did you know you can eat your way to happiness? This is true, as what you eat impacts how you feel in many ways. If you eat lots of processed foods with added chemicals, doing so can have an affect on your mood and your body. The same is true if you eat healthy foods with lots of vitamins and minerals. Consuming natural foods can enhance your mood, in part because they cause the release of hormones that make you feel happy. What foods will work for your happiness according to your astrological chart?

Aries: Blueberry Juice. Aries, blueberries give you brain power. They're also great for your heart; they help to eliminate belly fat, and they're loaded with minerals and antioxidants that will boost your mood. Aries, this is your brain on blueberries: happy.

Taurus: Black Beans. Black beans are rich in magnesium, which helps boost serotonin levels in the brain. Any Taurus can take a bag of black beans and make an incredible meal. Everyone will be dancing off the walls when you're finished.

Gemini: Beets and Beet Juice. Beets contain betaine, which supports the release of serotonin in the brain. It also does wonders for the blood, which is the gas in our engine. As a Gemini, you use a lot of brain power, so it's important you give it fuel for thinking and keeping you happy.

Cancer: Seaweed. Cancer, you'll want to focus on managing your moods, because there are a bevy of emotions just beneath the surface of that smile you wear. Seaweed contains high levels of iodine, which helps to balance the hormone-manager of the body, the thyroid. Seaweed is a happiness pill.

Leo: Eggs. Yes the entire egg is good for you. Eggs are one the best foods for westerners. They supply the diet with vitamin B, omega-3 fatty acids, iodine, and sulfur. We need all of these to live long, healthy lives, plus they keep you full for long periods of time. All of this is good for your happiness, Leo.

Virgo: Red Bell Pepper. Virgo, red bell peppers are stocked full of vitamins that will help boost your mood, because they have some of the highest levels of vitamin C and antioxidants found in foods.

Libra: Coconuts and Coconut Oil. Coconuts are full of medium-chain triglycerides that keep the brain healthy. And coconut oil, which supports skin and hair health, is great for sautéing. Libra, you'll love all the creative ways you can use this healthy mood-enhancing food.

Scorpio: Dark Chocolate. Most women know chocolate is a mood enhancer, especially during the time of month when they menstruate. But don't make the mistake of substituting dark chocolate with milk chocolate. The former is far healthier and will serve your happiness much more effectively, Scorpio.

Sagittarius: Pumpkin Seeds. Pumpkin seeds are chock-full of tryptophan, making them a happy snack indeed. A handful of pumpkin seeds can increase your mood as well or better than any over-the-counter drug. Take these with you on your travels Sag, and share the happiness.

Capricorn: Grass-Fed Beef. If you must eat meat, be sure to eat grass-fed beef rather than grain-fed beef. Grass-fed beef has significantly higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, and it contains conjugated linoleic acid, a happy fat that combats stress hormones. Capricorn, you'll appreciate the old-school nature of a nice piece of beef.

Aquarius: Greek Yogurt. Greek yogurt is stocked with calcium—more so than milk and regular yogurt. Calcium is a green light for your brain, giving you energy to lead a full and busy day happily. Yogurt will allow you to get it all in, Aquarius.

Pisces: Mussels. As something from the ocean, mussels will bring your good mood right to the surface. They're high in vitamin B, iodine, manganese, selenium, and vitamin C. All of these will boost your mood (and get your blood flowing too!).

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