The nights are drawing in and you may already be feeling a little blue with less of that lovely sunlight. Here’s our top 10 foods that will lighten your mood and help kerb to blues.

1. ORGANIC MEAT

Organic Meat

Organic Meat – it’s higher in omega-3 and eating it regularly is said to cut the risk of depression by 50%

2. CURRY

Curry

Curry – Turmeric, the main curry spice increases levels of a substance called BDNF in your body, low levels are linked strongly to depression.

3. MACKEREL

Mackerel

Mackerel – Not just a great source of omega-3, it also boosts the levels of the brain chemical GABA, which helps to block feelings of anxiety & stress.

4. RED PEPPERS

Red Peppers

Red peppers – Research from Germany shows we calm down quicker when vitamin C levels in our body are higher – peppers are a great source.

5. BLUEBERRIES

Blueberries

Blueberries – Participants in a recent study noted a 15% improvement in their moods after eating a portion of these depression busting powerhouses.

6. WHOLEGRAIN CARBS

Wholegrain Carbs

Wholegrain Carbs – They keep blood sugar levels stable and help to balance essential chemicals in the brain.

7. DARK GREEN LEAFY VEG

Leafy Greens

Dark Green Leafy Veg – High in Folate, which helps the production of mood-boosting neurotransmitters.

8. BEANS

Beans

Beans – A rich source of the amino acid that your body uses to create the feel good hormone serotonin.

9. ORANGES

Oranges

Oranges – Rich in a substance which helps your brain make mood-boosting serotonin.

10. EGGS

Eggs

Eggs – They contain vitamin B which is known to lower the risk of depression.