We are influenced by what we eat every day more than we can imagine. A poor diet can make us feel tired, even sick, and that affects our outlook on life. On the other hand, if you opt for a diet that is as good for your brain and your overall mood, as it is for your body, you will achieve happiness and all the benefits that come from it with fantastic ease.
Folic acid is one of the most critical compounds you should get in your diet if you’re feeling blue. This is present in large quantities in beets, a root vegetable that can work wonders on the serotonin levels in your brain. You might not think much of the ordinary beets that are plenty, especially in fall, but they are great for many recipes, and you could give your boost a well-deserved boost in the meantime.
One vitamin that has an essential impact on how you’re feeling is vitamin C. Present in berries in large amounts, vitamin C keeps you away from sickness, and especially in the cold season, it will help you keep away the common cold. Even more, vitamin C will help you lose weight, as it prevents the formation of new fat cells, and will help you feel energetic and ready for a workout.
Berries, according to studies, also contain, besides the generous content of vitamin C, a compound called resveratrol, a powerful anti-oxidant with an essential role in fighting depression.
You might have heard a lot of great things about avocado, as being rich in good fats, the kind that doesn’t make you gain weight, but actually helps you with managing it. Also, these fruits are rich in tryptophan, an amino acid known by scientists to be a promoter of serotonin, the happiness hormone.
When you feed your body tryptophan, you’re giving it food for making serotonin, which is why enjoying such fruits regularly can have a significant positive impact on your mood.
You might have heard people talking about how eating chocolate makes them as happy as if they’re falling in love. While you might have been tempted to discard such claims because eating a bit of chocolate can’t have something in common with such a strong feeling, scientific studies actually beg to differ.
Chocolate contains something called phenylethylamine, which is the same thing your brain makes when you fall in love. To get the most benefits, a good idea would be to opt for dark chocolate as that contains this compound in important quantities.
You can fight lethargy, as well as other nuisances that are closely related to the lack of vitamin B, by eating plenty of walnuts. Another source of healthy fats, just like avocadoes, walnuts are also renowned for their positive effects on your mood.
Because they contain omega-3 fatty acids, they help your brain work well, and that is why they are useful to combat anxiety and depression. The combination with a plethora of vitamins B offers impressive benefits for fighting the blues.
People who eat fish a few times a week have fewer issues with depression than those who don’t. You can deal much easier with mood swings if you’re an avid eater of fish, as the content of omega-3 fatty acids helps you deal with any imbalance that might happen in your brain chemistry, thus keeping the feelings of sadness at bay.
Besides eating healthy for happiness, it is also essential to keep your home clean and also free of bugs and other critters. Read a review on how to do so, to enhance your overall wellbeing and happiness.
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