6 Foods That Will Boost Your Mood

Feeling down and moody today but also love eating food? These 6 foods that you ingest will automatically boost your self esteem up and they’re all delicious too!

 

Chocolate

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Say what? Yes your favorite sweet snack makes us happy whenever we devour it! Dark chocolate to be exact reduces stress hormones due to the antioxidants inside.

 

Carbs

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Despite the rumor that carbs make you gain weight, it actually boosts your mood and promotes serotonin. Studies show that people with a low-carbohydrate diet experienced more depression, anxiety and anger than those assigned to a low-fat, high-carb diet that focused on low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruit and beans.

 

Fruits and Veggies

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Whole foods like fruits and vegetables can make a person feel less likely to be depressed than those who eat a lot of desserts, fried foods, processed meats, refined grains and high-fat dairy products. Antioxidants in fruits and veggies such as folate, a B vitamin found in beans, citrus and dark green vegetables like spinach, affects neurotransmitters that impact mood.

 

Fish

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Eating fish such as salmon, tuna, sardines, rainbow trout, and mussels will give you omega-3s that contain dopamine and serotonin which boosts your mood.

 

Coconut

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Inhaling the pleasant scent of coconut can enhance alertness while soothing our response to stress.

 

Tea

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Drinking caffeinated black, green or oolong tea may elicit a more alert state of mind. Theanine which is an amino acid present in tea works with caffeine to improve attention and focus.

 

 

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