Mood-boosting foods

Aug 17, 2017 | Articles, Nutrition

Did you know your mood is heavily influenced by the food you eat? So if you want to improve your mood, then incorporate more of these delicious, healthy foods into your diet!

How does food improve mood?

Approximately 90% of the human body’s total serotonin is located in the digestive tract, where it regulates intestinal movements- significantly influencing your immune system and mental state! Serotonin is a natural mood regulator; it makes you feel emotionally stable, less anxious, more tranquil and even more focused and energetic. It’s our own powerful brain chemical that helps regulates appetite & curbs cravings. It makes you feel satisfied even if your stomach is not full. Naturally made in your body from tryptophan (an essential amino acid), serotonin is primarily found in the digestive tract, blood platelets, and the nervous system. Other good-mood-foods include: green tea, all leafy green vegetables, turkey, turmeric, beetroot, oranges, papaya, saffron, oats. Pep-up your happiness today with these mood-boosting foods!

Best foods to boost your mood!

Kale Kale Chia Seeds Chia Seeds Sweet Potato Apricot
Banana Banana Dates Dates Legumes Legumes Walnuts Walnuts
Spinach Spinach Almonds Almonds Salmon Salmon Avocado Avocado
Mushrooms Mushroom Chicken Chicken Cacao Cacao Berries Berries
Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate Broccoli Broccoli
Dr Rachel Murphy

Dr Rachel Murphy

In clinical practice, I continue to pursue passion for treating infants and children as well as pregnancy care, including pre and postnatal support. I have a strong belief that environment plays a crucial role in health and well being, and therefore treatment management must also include advice on exercise and nutrition, ergonomics, stretching, rehabilitation and lifestyle modification.
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