Food is an essential part of our lives. It's there to keep us full and on the go, but it’s so much more than just a tummy filler! Through massive research and experiments, experts have proven that food can also lift your mood, making your bad day go away. The great news? It's not just dessert that will make you happy! In fact, there are endless options to choose from. Who wouldn't want to eat their way to a better mood?
Here are our top favourites.
What a perfect way to start the day! Previously vilified, eggs are now known to be good for you and they'll help boost your mood too. Full of protein and vital nutrients, eggs may seem like a simple thing but can do so much for you and how you feel. Choline which is a nutrient in eggs has been proven to have amazing benefits for your mental wellbeing due to it having the ability to optimise cell membrane functions which relates to mood enhancing.
Our absolute favourite go-to tea has made it to the list of mood booster foods! Green tea has many amazing properties including the fact it helps regulate blood glucose levels. This in turn helps with managing your sugar cravings and fills you up to avoid snacking. Drinking green tea is a great way to keep your body replenished. Not only does it keep your body hydrated, it works wonders to curb the hunger pangs and keeps you in a good mood. L-Theanine is an amino acid found in green tea that has a soothing, calming effect on people who drink it. So much yes to more green tea please!
This is no news to most of you we're sure but it’s great to know that research has been done and it’s a proven theory that chocolates do give you that boost in your mood. Chocolates have antioxidants that recharge and uplift your happy hormone - reducing stress and giving you a warm, fuzzy feeling. Do however indulge in chocolate in moderation as this sweet treat can cause many other problems in the long run. Opt for dark chocolate instead as it’s equally yummy and less sinful to consume. And while you're at that, why not try our chocolate bar with pomegranate seeds recipe?
Fruits and Vegetables
Yes, we're aware that this is a really wide range but that's the good news! All fruits and vegetables have been equipped to boost your mood. Without a doubt, these aren't just good for your mood but your body and health too. Skip out on fried food and give a healthy diet a try. The results are almost instant! Great mood, great body and great skin. Definitely a must-do.
Fish is an easy source of protein and is packed with omega 3 which is a nutrient linked with boosting your mood. Especially salmon as it gives you the entire requirement of essential fats which help improve the regulation of your moods. Omega 3 has the ability to alter chemicals in the brain, which pushes away feelings of depression and aggression as well. Add some fish into your daily diet and be amazed by the difference it makes in your mood.
This may seem like an odd choice but seaweed has a high source of iodine which is great for energy and mood boosting. Seaweed is an easy thing to incorporate into your diet and it will keep you in a great mood. It makes for a delicious snack too! And when it comes to seaweed, how can we forget sushi? Check out our raw sushi rolls recipe - you'll love it!