Ever sat through a boring lecture or meeting and dreamt of that one comfort food that’s sitting in the corner of your fridge. You know that the only thing getting you through this never-ending monotony is that delicious li’l bite waiting to be devoured! If you’ve been there then keep this list of food items that boost your mood, handy.
The saying ‘start your day with a healthy breakfast’ might sound super cliché right now, but it’s true! Eating a healthy breakfast rich in fiber, carbohydrates and other nutrients will help boost your mood at the start of the day. While your morning meal might give you that energy rush, you’ll still need an extra something to keep your spirits up for the rest of the day! Read along!
First up we have a group of compounds known as flavonoids. They help in improving blood flow to the brain which in turn helps in maintaining a good mood. So go ahead, pop a few blueberries or enjoy a bar of dark chocolate ‘cause -you guessed it right- they are rich in flavonoids! Moreover, dark chocolate stimulates the release of endorphins which is directly linked to the feeling of happiness or pleasure.
Acids & bacteria for the win!
Next up, we have Omega 3 Fatty Acids. This group of fatty acids is often cited as a possible cure for depression. Food items like salmon, walnuts and chia seeds are rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Next in line are the bacteria called probiotics. While you may have heard of their benefits with respect to good digestive health, they are somewhat related to reducing depression and anxiety. Plus, this bacteria might already be a part of your daily diet if you’re fond of yogurt and buttermilk!
Serotonin plays a key role in inducing a happy feeling and acts as a mood stabilizer. One of the best ways to boost your serotonin level is to indulge in food that’s rich in the amino acid tryptophan. So, don’t be surprised if eating cheese lifts your mood! Other common food items known to increase serotonin include pineapple, eggs and tofu.
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