May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

Many factors play into our mental health, including our past experiences, living and working environments, personal relationships, physical activity, etc.

Believe it or not, diet plays a role in our mental health too.

As the old saying goes, “You are what you eat.”

Here are a few foods that can help boost your mood/make your brain happy:


Many studies have been to explain how dark chocolate prevents depression. In addition, dark chocolate reduces stress and increases blood flow to the brain. 

According to an article published by, chocolate has many antidepressant agents including flavanals, to boost the mood/cognition and caffeine to boost energy.  

No, this doesn’t mean pig out on and squirt half a bottle of Hersey chocolate syrup in your mouth while standing in front of your refrigerator in your bathroom that needed to be washed two months ago.  

Like any other food or drink, moderation is your friend.

What does Core Juice have?

Chocolate Protein Bowl: Acai. Organic Cocoa. Organic Cacao Nibs. Organic Honey. Chocolate Whey. Banana. Strawberry. Blueberry. Granola with Almonds.


Turmeric, a yellow spice that is commonly used in herbal remedies in countries, such as China, India, and Indonesia, is currently trending in the health world. 

Studies have shown that turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and antidepressant, along with decreasing anxiety.

In an article published by, the website outlines the mental health benefits of the spice. Turmeric raises the levels of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. In simpler terms, turmeric releases chemicals in your brain that cause happiness and overall emotional well being.

The next time you leave your home (in a mask) to go grocery shopping, pick up turmeric so you can add it to your tea, scrambled eggs, stir fry rice, etc.

What does Core Juice have?

Immunity Shot: Turmeric. Lemon. Ginger. Apple

Feel Better Juice: Carrot. Turmeric. Orange. Lemon. Apple 

What foods do you eat for your brain and/or to boost your mood?