Some of our days will make us to feel anxious, irritable, frustrated or depressed. Here are some food items which help in boosting up your mind.
Bananas are rich in natural sugars and mood-lifting nutrients helps to put a smile on your face. In addition to this banana also contains
Tryptophan – an essential amino acid which boosts serotonin levels
Magnesium – helps you to relax
Vitamin B6 – helps to relieve depression
Consumption of Walnuts and Brazil nuts could be the perfect healthy way to boost up your mood. Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B6 and tryptophan in Walnuts offer you the mood boosting properties.
The nuts are also a good source of Folate also called as Vitamin B9; the deficiency of which leads to depression.
As low levels of selenium causes depression, irritability and anxiety, snacking on Brazil nuts plays a vital role in secreting selenium.
3. Vitamin B12 and Oily fish
A dose of B vitamins namely vitamins B12 and B6 helps to lift your mood. B vitamins are required for normal brain function and for producing mood boosting serotonin.
As Marmite is fortified with vitamin B12, this is a good choice of people who struggle to get their recommended intake.
Omega-3 fatty acid in oily fish is good for heart, brain health and is a good mood booster.
University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine concludes from a research that lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood make them feel moderately depressed and have a negative outlook.
Chocolate is the most favourite snack of many which includes
- Relaxing magnesium
- Calming anandamide
- And pleasure-inducing phenylethylamine.
Chocolate when dipped with strawberries gives you a healthy treat with mood-boosting benefits. Being a good source of vitamin C, Strawberries helps in the production of endorphins and also contains rich mood-enhancing flavonoids.