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8 Scientifically-Proven Nutrients That Boost Happiness

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Feeling a little glum, chum?

Never fear, the following eight nutrients (found in very common food sources) are not only good for your physical wellbeing—they’re also scientifically proven to make you happier…

1. Iron

If you’ve ever suffer from an iron deficiency, you already know the sad and sluggish feeling that occurs when vital oxygen transport throughout the body is compromised. Women in their child-bearing years as well as those who don’t get adequate animal proteins (i.e., vegans and vegetarians) in their diets can be especially susceptible to low iron levels. A diet rich in lean beef and turkey and/or fortified cereal and lentils (if you don’t eat meat) can soothe iron-depleted fatigue and depression.

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