We all know how real whole foods are so much better for our bodies than overly processed foods. Not only are real foods like fruits, veggies, nuts and whole grains packed with the nutrition, they can also help improve your mood. The good new for some, these mood enhancing foods include wine and chocolate!
Red wine can actually make you feel happier long after your glass is empty. Red wine contains resveratrol that improves mood as well as reduces belly fat. Red wine is also linked to healthy hearts. Cheers!
Dark Chocolate can give you an instant boost in mood and helps you concentrate better by increasing the blood flow to your brain. Pure dark chocolate is your best bet and like with the wine, don’t overdo it. A few ounces of wine or dark chocolate are all you need to enhance your mood.
Eggs are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, B vitamins, and iodide, and protein. Eggs can help put you in a better mood, make you feel more energized, and even help you lose weight.
Salmon and other fatty fish are packed with Omega 3’s which are great for reducing inflammation and improving mood. Opt for fish over red meat as often as possible.
Avocados are one of the foods that can make you feel happy. Research published in Physiology & Behavior revealed that diets loaded with healthy fats found in avocados reduced symptoms of anxiety in animals.
Walnuts are another great source of the happiness-promoting omega-3 fatty acids and loaded with heart-healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats.
Oranges are delicious sweet and loaded with vitamin C. Vitamin C has been linked to reduced anxiety and depression.
Bottom Line: Avoid saturated fats, sugar, and refined grains to improve your mood and feel great. Other mood enhancing foods include black beans, lentils, blueberry juice, red peppers, asparagus, honey, cherry tomatoes, brussels sprouts, chicken, apricots