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Top 8 Foods That Can Boost Your Mood

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Are you feeling irritable? Or a little downcast and depressed? You may be tempted to reach out to the nearest bar of chocolate or munch on some nuts. Research says that is a good idea, as both these foods are mood enhancers. You could even try a bowl of refreshing yoghurt.

There are certain foods that can give an immediate boost to your mood and make you happy. It is, in fact, possible for you to eat your way to a happier you. And the best part is, it involves food, not medicine.

Take chicken for instance. Apart from being one of the richest sources of protein, chicken can make us happy. How? Chicken contains a certain amino acid called tryptophan, which plays a key role in increasing serotonin levels in your body. As a result, you instantly feel better and in a brighter mood. Foods that contain flavonoid can also make us happy. And blueberry is one such food that contains many flavonoids.

Want to know more about other similar foods that can boost your mood? Then, go through the pages of this ClipBook.

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1. Chocolate

Chocolate is loved by children and adults alike. It is delicious and comes in different shapes and sizes. What's more, it can boost your mood instantly. The flavanols in chocolate play a vital role in chocolate's mood-enhancing properties.

2. Bananas

Bananas are more than your source of instant energy charger. In fact, bananas contain the feel-good brain chemical serotonin. But does eating bananas improve your mood? Read on to know more.

3. Chicken

Chicken contains an amino acid called tryptophan, which help increase the serotonin levels. Incorporate chicken in your diet to boost your mood. It can be had grilled, fried, steamed, in the form of a curry, etc.

4. Blueberries

Blueberries are rich in flavonoid, which have a positive impact on your mood. In fact, certain studies suggest that blueberries can boost your mood within two hours of eating them.

5. Water

Apart from keeping one hydrated, water is good for the skin. But did you know that it can improve your mood as well? Yes, so go ahead and drink the recommended eight glasses of water.

6. Lentils

A proper diet is essential in keeping one healthy and in a good mood. A diet that is rich in vitamins helps to improve happiness levels in the human body. And lentils, these powerhouses of nutrients provide the ideal way to boost mood.

7. Yoghurt

Do you like your daily quota of yoghurt? It is not only healthy but can make you happy. Probiotics, the “good” bacteria that is often found in certain kinds of yogurt, may not only be good for digestive health, but can also boost mood.

8. Nuts

Just one ounce of mixed nuts (raw unpeeled walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts) was linked in a recent study published in to higher levels of serotonin in the bodies of people with metabolic syndrome. So, just go ahead and much on the nuts.

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