Blogtober20 Day 19 Don’t Look Back In Anger

There are a few instances in my life that I could dwell on and let it gnaw away at me, but we are only on this earth for such a short time, it’s really not worth it, chances are you won’t change the situation or the person, so there’s no point wasting your time on trying to!

So today I am giving you Happy Food!

7 Foods that Boost your Mood and Make you a Happier Person

Do you find yourself dreading the day just as it begins? Do you tend to be in a crappy mood for most of the time, and even the teeniest of things seem to trigger you off? What if we told you that by simply including more of certain foods in your diet, you could change things around and become a happier person?

Too good to be true? Not really. Read on to discover just that and much more.

Turkey

Turkey is a rich source of tryptophan, which is an amino acid that has been found to help produce serotonin- a mood booster. In fact, lower levels of tryptophan have been linked to anxiety and depressive symptoms in individuals as well. That’s not all though- turkey also contain good amounts of B vitamins and zinc, both of which help reduce the risk of depressive disorder.

Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are one of the top sources of selenium, and several studies have confirmed that consuming more of these can help boost mood, reduce irritability, prevent anxiety, target depression and do so much more. What’s more, just 3 of these nuts a day is all you need to fulfil your day’s requirement of selenium.

Salmon

Salmon and other fatty fish can again, be great foods to add to your diet to boost your mood naturally. Most of these fish contain good levels of omega 3 fatty acids, the deficiency of which has been found to make you more susceptible to depression. And let’s not forget the other additional goodies that these fish have to offer- vitamin B12, vitamin B and loads of protein!

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are one of the best plant based sources of omega 3 fatty acids. In addition, they also contain tons of other important nutrients including fibre, calcium, protein and iron. The reason why these seeds can be regarded as good mood boosters is the fact that they also contain impressive amounts of magnesium- a mineral that naturally relaxes the body and mind, and can reduce anxiety and stress.

Oats

Yes, you got that right. There’s a lot more to your breakfast staple than meets the eye. Oats work great as mood boosters thanks to their low glycemic index, which is just a fancy way of saying that they release energy slowly into the bloodstream, keeping you active and energetic steadily for a longer period of time as opposed to the highs and lows that leave you feeling irritable and cranky.

Spinach

Most dark green leafy veggies, particularly spinach, are great to be included in your diet, as you probably already know it. They pack in loads of vitamins and minerals which boost health in more ways than one. These veggies are also well known for their vitamin B content which has been known to boost energy levels and can help you feel more positive and upbeat.

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Eggs

Eggs may be last on this list, but they’re definitely not the least. They are chock full of vitamin D, vitamin B12, protein and many other important minerals, including choline, which supports the nervous system and improves mood. Plus, they are super versatile too- have them for breakfast or sneak them into your lunch or dinners and you’ll be sorted.

Did you know about these magic, happy foods ?

 

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Comments (9)

  • Anne Sweet

    October 19, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Salmon and spinach are two of my favourites 🙂

  • Samantha Donnelly

    October 19, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    I love spinach but not cooked with it in ages I really fancy some now

  • Jo

    October 19, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    I eat half of those daily.

  • Natalie

    October 19, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Wow I didn’t know that turkey has that effect! Thank you for sharing this list. I’m going to have to add some of this to my diet.

  • Tina Bailey

    October 19, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Suddenly my constant miserable self makes sense! I only like 1/7 of them! haha xx

  • Lauren Mikael

    October 19, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    I eat most of these, everything aside from the meats. I make a green smoothies with fruit, spinach, chia seeds and flax seeds all the time,

  • Kim Carberry

    October 20, 2020 at 9:53 am

    Ohh! I didn’t realise these foods could make you happy! How interesting x

  • Jenny

    October 20, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    I love all these foods! I’m on the fast800 at the moment and I’ve been a lot happier and have greater mental clarity, so maybe there’s something in it.

  • Jupiter Hadley

    October 21, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    What a good list! I have been eating more eggs lately.

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