This unique gift basket is full of nuts and seeds to help boost spirits naturally. Whether someone is sad from a breakup, divorce, a recent loss, or a rough patch, our Hang in There Gift Basket can help improve their mood.
Although all nuts and seeds can help boost mood and ward off depression and "the blues," some nuts and seeds have extraordinary powers that rival pharmaceuticals.
Walnuts, for one, contain contain linoleic (omega-6 fatty acids) and alpha-linoleic acids (omega-3 fatty acids), vitamin E and vitamin B6--all of which contribute to a healthy nervous system. A healthy nervous system leads to both clearer and happier thinking. Flax seeds are also an excellent source for omega-3s, and, like walnuts, can help boost your mood.
Phenylalanine, found in almonds, stimulates your brain to produce the natural mood-boosting neurotransmitters dopamine, adrenaline, and noradrenaline.
Nuts also give off an odor called pyrazine, which triggers the pleasure center of the brain through our olfactory senses and stimulates the production of many feel-good chemicals.