Did you have a stressful day at work, relationship crisis, a fight with someone or just an off day – Don’t worry here are some mood-boosting foods to bring back ‘A happier you.’
Surprised!! But indeed it is true, dark chocolate boosts the production of ‘feel good’ chemicals called Endorphins, lowers your blood pressure, improves memory and focus, keep heart diseases at bay and also protects the brain. So go and grab your favorite bar of dark chocolate without any regrets.
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles M. Schulz
Caffeine lovers this is for you. Throughout our lives, we have been told how caffeine is bad for health, but truths behold, researchers have found out that consumption of coffee induces happiness, calmness, energy and pleasure. Now you have got a great reason to indulge in your favorite coffee guilt free.
According to Tyler G. Graham and Drew Ramsey, authors of The Happiness Diet, salmon contains 11 vitamins and minerals for making us happy. Scientific studies have shown that salmon contains omega-3s, vitamin B12 and magnesium which have an anti-depressant effect.
4. Yellow Food
Yellow is the color of joy and happiness. Studies have shown that consumption of yellow food releases the happy hormone in our bodies and helps us to relax because we associate the bright yellow color with joy. To top the list of the most happiness giving yellow food are bananas. Bananas have high potassium content which keeps the heart healthy and lowers blood pressure. Some other yellow foods to indulge in are Pineapples, pancakes, mangoes, omelette and scrambled eggs.
Apart from making all of us smart walnuts could also improve our moods. They are a great source of serotonin-boosting omega3 fatty acids and magnesium which helps in stabilizing the mood, especially mood swings associated with PMSing. Walnuts could be eaten alone or could be added to salads or oatmeals.
Last on the list is the juicy, sweet and everyone’s favorite watermelons. Watermelon contains a significant amount of lycopene chemical in it, from which it gets its red color. Lycopene boosts our mood, prevents the ageing of our skin and most importantly it’s a low-calorie treat.
Now don’t let a bad mood ruin your day, go and eat your way to happiness.