You are what you eat is a popular saying and rightly so. In today’s fast-paced age, many people eat to survive during their working hours and on work days. They ‘grab a bite to eat’, not thinking twice about what they put into their mouths. This leads to feeling ill physically, mentally and emotionally. It is very important to eat the right kind of foods that nourish the body. A healthy mind can only reside in a healthy body. So if you are struggling with stress, anger, low moods, feeling sad and so on, read on to find out which foods can lift those bad moods and cheer you up.
Shellfish, like mussels, contain naturally high levels of vitamin B12 , a nutrient that most people lack. It is important as it helps to insulate the brain cells, keeping the brain sharp as we age. Shellfish also contain trace nutrients like zinc, iodine, and selenium, which keep our mood-regulating thyroid on track, are high in protein and low in fat and calories which, makes them one of the healthiest, most nutrient-dense seafood options.
Grass-Fed Red Meat
Animals that are raised on grass pastures have higher levels of healthy conjugated linoleic acid (or CLA), a fat that combats stress hormones and blasts belly fat and contains higher levels of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids compared to animals raised in cages or constrained environments.
The cocoa in dark chocolate provides an instant boost in mood and concentration, improves blood flow to the brain, making a person feel more vibrant and energized. A recent study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology found that a few ounces of dark chocolate a day is all you need to reap the benefits.
Greek yogurt contains more calcium than milk or regular yogurt. The calcium in the yogurt encourages body to alert the brain to release feel-good neurotransmitters. Inadequate calcium intake can lead to anxiety, depression, irritability, impaired memory, and slow thinking. Greek yogurt also contains more protein than regular yogurt, making it a healthy option for people trying to lose weight.
These are some foods that you can eat to improve your mood. A healthy, balanced diet is crucial to staying healthy and leading a successful life.