Turns out the old adage is true: you are what you eat. Everything that you put in your body essentially becomes what you are - which is why we've infused our Happier Meals with all natural, vegan, gluten and dairy free ingredients, chosen not only for their nourishing and detoxifying abilities, but also for their feel-good factor. (In fact, we like to think of them as 'grin'-gredients.) Here's a 'taste' of what you'll find in our meals:
This vitamin keeps your neurotransmitter factories humming, and has been used for decades to treat clinical depression. The cerebrospinal fluid that bathes your brain has four times more folate than your blood.
Feeling down is often a symptom
of chronic iron deficiency, as is general weakness, listlessness and exhaustion. A 200g serving of lentils will supply you with half your RDA
This veggie is high in zinc. Zinc is needed to convert tryptophan into serotonin, the 'happy hormone'. Try peeling, chopping and roasting some in olive oil with mixed herbs and chili for a meal that's pure joy.
Rich in folic acid (crucial for oxygen delivery to the brain), grapefruit is also key in serotonin production.
More than just a garnish, this herb is an excellent source of amino acid L-glutamine
High in protein and fiber, hummus provides a slow, sustained release of glucose into your blood stream.
This veggie is rich in the vitamin biotin, a deficiency of which was found to induce depression and fatigue in an International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research study.
Ginger is a strong antioxidant and effective antimicrobial agent