10 Mood Boosting Foods

These are the foods which would boost your mood

1.Fish:

Fish are amazing source of omega-3 fatty acids (docosahexaenoic acid/DHA) which are mood stabilizers. Omega-3 works amazing in dealing with depression so eat more fish. Fish like tuna, salmon, bangda (mackerel) and sardine are good source of omega-3. Oysters (kalva) and squid (calamari) supply the amino acid tryptophan which helps create the mood lifter serotonin.

2.Eggs:

Eggs contain countless nutrients that help support a healthy body and mind. Egg yolks are rich in vitamins B12, vitamin D and the amino acid choline. These nutrients are critical for mental health and brain development. Choline has a number of critical functions including neurotransmitters and optimal cell membrane function related to mood and energy levels.

3.Yogurt:

As you know, Yogurt has probiotics and has good-for-you bacteria, but It is also good for your mood as well. Yogurt can help you relieve depression and improves your mood.  Study suggests, probiotics may aid in improving mood.

4.Leafy Greens:

Leafy greens like spinach, methi, chowli, sarson are a decent source of folic acid. Folic acid helps to convert tryptophan into serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone that helps you sleep sound and calms your mood. Also, Dark leafy greens are full of magnesium, a nutrient that helps to normal functioning of nerve and muscle. Low magnesium levels lead to low levels of serotonin.

5.Milk:

Milk provides a variety of nutrients, including calcium, protein , vitamin A and B, carbohydrates, magnesium. Phosphate, riboflavin, zinc and the all-important tryptophan needed to synthesize serotonin, that is called ‘antidepressant’ of the brain. Milk also has antioxidants that help destroy free radicals linked to stress.

6.Cereals & Whole grains:

Cereals and whole grains are rich in slow-release complex carbs. They are digested very slowly so keep you feeling fuller and happy for a longer period of times. It has also been found that eating carbs helps boost serotonin levels which helps for a good mood

7.Lentils:

Lentils are an awesome source of folic acid. Folate deficiency damages metabolism of serotonin, noradrenalin-neurotransmitters, dopamine important to the brain.

8.Poultry:

Poultry is a good source of tyrosine, another amino acid that helps the body to handle with stress. Tyrosine is a building block for norepinephrine and dopamine that help control your mood. Chicken also offers tryptophan which creates serotonin which is also responsible for the good mood

9.Green Tea:

Green tea provides L-theanine, an amino acid that can go through the blood-brain barrier, improve mood and blunt the craving for sweets. On a daily basis, drinking green tea will help to manage your blood glucose levels, keep you hydrated and alert.

10.Nuts:

All nuts are rich in antioxidants, magnesium and essential fats known to improve nerve cell health. Walnuts is a good source of serotonin-boosting omega-3 fatty acid required for proper brain function and neurotransmission. And, peanuts are good source of folic acid, whereas almond in addition to being high in fiber and good fats might help to raise dopamine and thus increase endorphins.