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Feeling Low? Boost Your Mood With These Foods! – Part 2

Jan 21, 2022

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Feeling Low? Boost Your Mood With These Foods! – Part 2

 

There are so many foods that help us improve our mood, we have another list of wonderful ingredients you can incorporate into your diet to feel amazing this year. Just adding a few of these gems into your day can lift your spirits no end! ๐Ÿ˜

 

Bananas

 

This feel-good fruit ๐ŸŒ is loaded with vitamin B12 which is known to reduce the mood-related symptoms of PMS. It also helps synthesise neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin, leaving you feeling happy and less stressed ๐Ÿ˜….

Much like the whole grains we mentioned previously, bananas also help stabilise your blood sugar levels which help to control mood swings.

 

Chocolate

 

Man are we happy about this one! Chocolate ๐Ÿซ, and specifically dark chocolate, is crammed with antioxidants that increase serotonin levels and protect against cognitive decline. Good news, right?!

Other than antioxidants, dark chocolate also releases compounds such as caffeine, theobromine, and a substance called N-acylethanolamine which has been linked to an improved mood.

 

Avocado

 

Okay, we love this one ๐Ÿฅ‘ too. Not only is this fruit (yes, really) packed full of heart-healthy unsaturated fat and fibre, itโ€™s also a source of folate which research suggests can reduce feelings of sadness and anxiety. Much like the fatty fish mentioned before, this superfood is rich in Omega-3.

 

Cottage Cheese

 

It depends on how you feel about this, but good old-fashioned cottage cheese provides loads of protein and tryptophan, linked to improving moods. Tryptophan also helps to promote relaxation ๐Ÿ’†โ€โ™€๏ธ and improves concentration.

 

Spinach

 

Dark leafy greens, in general, can positively impact your mood, but spinach ๐Ÿฅฌ is specifically good at boosting serotonin levels and regulating our moods. Spinach has a high concentrate of nitrate which can contribute to reducing cholesterol and the risk of heart disease.

 

Sweet Potato

 

While itโ€™s important to get a good amount of veggies ๐Ÿฅ— in your diet, sweet potatoes ๐Ÿฅ” are one veg you donโ€™t want to miss out on. They contain niacin which is a mood booster that energises and invigorates. They also contain something called beta carotene which may reduce stress and anxiety.

 

As you know, ย we all need a treat sometimes. But eating the right foods when we are fed up can really make all the difference. By just grabbing a banana, you will be giving your body a boost in the right direction.

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