Your diet can help you balance your mood.
And yes ! We are what we eat …
The following foods can help you feel happier when incorporated as part of a balanced diet.
If you want to improve your mood, reduce anxiety or stress, try this:
Nuts are a marvel: omega-3, antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, vitamin B and tryptophan, an essential amino acid, all together to help you face your daily hassles.
Dried apricots, besides being super good, contain B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, antioxidants, and tryptophan (again!).
Why Minions love bananas so much?”
Because this snack is stuffed with potassium, which helps maintain a healthy nervous system.
Also because it’s yellow of course.
In a salad, mashed with fresh garlic and lemon to make a guacamole, or mixed in a fruit salad … it contains antioxidants, tryptophan and vitamin B to improve your mood but also manganese which alleviates the effects of premenstrual syndrome.
Many oily fishes like salmon are a good basis for a protein meal.
They contain omega-3 fats – the essential oily acids that can not be produced by our body and are essential for good mental and emotional health.
They will help the cells in your brain, your nerves and your neurotransmitters work better.
Pineapple contains a significant amount of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in the feeling of well-being, joy and optimism.
You also find it in green salad, as healthy for your body as for your mind.
These seeds may seem a bit bland, but they are packed with omega-3, B vitamins, potassium, tryptophan and zinc.
Zinc deficiency is commonly associated with anxiety and depressive symptoms.
Some other rich in Zinc foods :
sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts and oysters.
Ice cream, chocolate, candy … enjoy!
In reasonable quantities, eat what you like best will help you regain your good mood quickly.
By cons, not eating enough carbohydrates (bread, pasta, rice …) may put you in a very bad mood!
Make the test!