<b>TOP 5 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR MOOD (AND YOUR SKIN GLOW!)<b>
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We've heard the expression “you are what you eat
” and in this article we explain you what to eat to feel good. If you find yourself cranky, tired and even clinically depressed, you may be able to boost your mood by changing what you eat and when you eat.
Comfort food doesn’t have to mean macaroni and cheese and cookie dough. Dig into these 5 "pick-me-up" foods packed with ingredients to increase energy, decrease anxiety or simply put a smile on your face.
SALMON (OMEGA-3 FATS)
A study in the journal Nutrition found that women with the highest intakes of EPA and DHA—two omega-3 fats found in fish such as salmon, trout and sardines—were less likely to experience symptoms of depression. Omega-3s help promote proper functioning of the neurotransmitters that regulate mood, scientists say. Natural sources include salmon, mackerel, herring and sardines. And because fat is satiating, omega-3s curb hunger for hours. Also, the special essential fatty acids and antioxidants in salmon give skin a remarkable suppleness, radiance and youthful glow.
CHEESE & MILK (VITAMIN D)
A 2010 study in the International Archives of Medicine found that you're more likely to be bummed out if you are vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D is a precursor to the hormone serotonin, also known as the “happiness hormone,” for its association with mood regulation and relaxation. The primary source of vitamin D is from fortified foods such as milk, juices, breads and breakfast cereals. Short exposure to the sun rays and taking vitamin D supplements also helps in synthesizing and regulating vitamin D in your body.
This "superfruit" is teeming with antioxidants that keep your neural pathways running smoothly, promoting positive energy. New research shows that compounds in the berries help to re-write our genetic code so that the body becomes its own antioxidant factory.
Blueberries boost mood and memory.
Considering their size, berries are pound for pound one of the best anti-aging and longevity promoting foods. Low in fat and packed with nutrients, you cannot go wrong.
EXTRA-VERGIN OLIVE OIL
People who ate a Mediterranean-style diet rich in olive oil, nuts, whole grains, fish, legumes, and vegetables were 30 percent less likely to suffer from depression, compared to those who had the lowest Mediterranean diet scores, according to a study the Archives of General Psychiatry. The mix of nutrients in this happy diet can keep your spirits up, scientists say.
Please review our article on the Mediterranean-style diet.
Chocolate contains mood-boosting compounds such as theobromine and phenylethyamine. A recent Swiss study found that eating a little over an ounce of antioxidant-rich dark chocolate daily for two weeks reduced stress hormone levels including cortisol in people with high anxiety. Dark chocolate, the richer in cocoa the better, is not only a to-die-for treat; it's actually good for you. And just 1 oz of a very special chocolate packs more than twice the healthy antioxidants punch of red wine or other dark chocolates.
Bonus: dark chocolate is also on this list of the best foods for better sex!
Bon Appétit !
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