Mood Boosting Foods [pic]
The saying “you are what you eat” may have some merit when it comes to your mood. Many people fail to realize that a majority of the chemicals that regulate our moods actually come from the nutrients in the food we eat.
If your mood is not what you'd like it to be, stock up on foods that will give you a much-needed boost.
Cold Water Fish [pic]
Cold Water Fish
A deficit in omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the efficiency or movement of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, which can throw your mood off balance.
Cold water fish like salmon, tuna or sardines can put you back on track and offer an easy snacking source to boost your mood and satisfy your appetite.
Nuts are another great source of omega-3 fatty acids. This option works especially well for vegetarians.
Spruce up oatmeal with a variety of walnuts, pecans and almonds or experience the mood-boosting benefits of nuts with a peanut butter snack bar when you’re in a rush and a little flustered.
Adding folic acid to your diet can increase the serotonin levels in your brain and calm your mood at the same time. Cooked spinach is a good source of folic acid.
When your mood is low, fix yourself a salad of spinach, lima beans and chopped root vegetables to boost your spirits and your folate intake.
Whole Grains [pic]
Get a daily dose of selenium by incorporating more whole grains into your diet. A lack of selenium can make you anxious, irritable, hostile and depressed.
Opt for whole-grain breads and...