16 / 03 / 21
The four best foods to boost your mood
With the past year or so having been pretty tough for everyone – not seeing those who we love, and not having that much to do apart from watch TV and eat. We thought it would be a good time to share our recommendations of which foods can help boost your mood, making you feel a little better as we all wait for normal life to return.
Now, who doesn’t like chocolate? We know most people prefer milk chocolate over dark, but if you opt for a bar of dark chocolate it can really boost your mood.
Chocolate has many mood boosting ingredients such as caffeine and theobromine. It is also high in flavonoids which help increase blood flow to the brain, reduce inflammation and boost brain health – all of which is great to support a good mood.
So, don’t feel bad anymore about grabbing that bar of chocolate!
I’m sure you have heard about Omega-3 fatty acids, it is basically a group of good fats that you obtain through your diet, as the body doesn’t produce them. Fatty fish such as salmon, tuna and sardines are rich in Omega 3s DHA and EPA, the name of the fatty acids found in Omega 3. Experts agree when consuming these fatty acids it is shown to lower levels of depression. So, where you can, eat more fish!
Yes, the banana makes an appearance in our chosen four. Bananas are really high in vitamin B6, which helps boost the body’s feel-good hormones, dopamine and serotonin.
Bananas do contain sugar, but they also contain fibre and when paired together the sugar is slowly released into the bloodstream, which enables for stable blood sugar levels and maintaining an overall better mood.
Continuing with our fruit theme, berries are next on our list. Berries are rich in antioxidants and have been linked to managing inflammations associated with depression and other mood issues. Berries are packed with antioxidants, so having them around the house to nibble on will lift your mood.
So there you have it, some good mood food.