It’s not always about having carrot sticks and broccoli broth when it comes to eating nutritious food, but what you enjoy makes a good mood too. Have you ever noticed that people when they aren’t in a good mood, if offered something to eat that they really like, suddenly get in a good mood and act normal as nothing happened. So what’s for you? A pizza? A latte or a slice of chocolate heaven cake? Of course everyone has a different choice but if only you keep in mind that there are certain type of foods that can always put you in a good mood with the right good food, you can even get rid of depression, anxiety and stress.
Your pursuit of happiness could be right at the tip of your spoon and fork! Even the nutritional researches now state that changing the type of foods will help your mood get stable with improved focus and healthy brain.
Who doesn’t love Chocolates!? If you are the kind of person who gets sad at little things, chocolates can be your friend at times like these to boost your mood. Capable of reducing stress hormones, dark chocolate has antioxidants that can keep you off from getting sad or stressed.
How about Muffins with nooks and crannies topped with your favorite flavored jam?Any source and snack with high carbs and low fat can make you feel good, making your taste buds taste the flavors.Since carbohydrates promote the production of serotonin, and serotonin is a feel-good chemical in the brain, such foods with high carbs will make you feel good.In addition, it helps in managing pain and also helps you get a good night’s sleep.
Fish in a dish. Smooth out your mood by eating oily and fatty fish (salmon, rainbow trout and trout). Eating fish twice a week helps reduce depression and lowers the risk of suicide too! A study of manic depression was conducted and was stopped right after four months as it showed drastic results of positive mood changes.
Avocados, walnuts and flax seeds are alternative options for taking omega 3 nutrient in your diet.
Take a Coffee break.According to Dr. Ramsey,”Coffee also contains plant-based nutrients that function much like a class of drugs that are used to treat depression”. When you feel dull and not so active to work or concentrate, a cup of coffee would do the miracle in about half an hour. The increased level of dopamine helps keep you focused and confident along with antioxidants and antidepressants which reduce the risk of brain disorders.