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Surprising Mood Booster Foods

Eating a healthy diet is not only good for your health but it is also beneficial for your mental health and well being. Daily exercise and walk is good for health as it aids in the digestion of your food but also fasts your metabolism and give you energy and ultimately your mood changes.

Legumes/Nuts/Lantils:
Nuts are also full of vitamins and minerals. Brazil nuts are full of selenium. Depression, anxiety, stress is always caused by the selenium deficiency so research has shown that and if someone eats Brazil nuts for one week there will be large variations in the mood within a workweek. Other nuts also contain selenium but in smaller amounts than Brazil nut so it is a good mood lifter. Lentils are full of serotonin, which is also a mood lifter. These provide relaxation to the brain. In early days people just eat simple foods including nuts that why there were very few cases of depression, and other mood related issues. Now people are moving towards the fried and fast foods and  are depressed. Nowadays virtually, every person has some mood related problem.

Sea Foods:
Omega 3 fatty acids are good for health and are called good fats. This comprises about 30 percent of the brain mass and these are essential in formation of brain tissues. When there will be deficiency of these fats mood will be low and person will be depressed. Foods enriched with these fats are fish oil, sardines, etc. these are good mood boosters.

Banana:
Bananas contain potassium, tryptophan, vitamin B6, phosphorus, iron and mood boosting. Carbohydrates in the banana converts the tryptophan into the mood booster serotonin this elements provide relaxation to the mind and helps in goof sleep.

Oats:
These are good mood boosters and have low glycemic index so these add sugar slowly in the bloodstream and maintains you blood sugar level. In addition, helpful in maintaining the good mood by maintain the functions of the thyroid gland.

Chicken:
It contains the vitamin tryptophan, this vitamin helps in formation of serotonin in the body, and serotonin maintains the functions of the brain, so chicken id good mood booster.

Chocolate:
Chocolates contain the element serotonin so these are also helpful in brain relaxation and mood boosting.

Dairy Products:
These are full of calcium and vitamin D and helps in prevention of osteoporosis and in the brain functioning and tissue formation, so dairy products are good mood boosters.

Water:
Water is always full of minerals and selenium is mineral that is essential for normal function of the brain.

Green Leafy Vegetables:
Green leafy vegetable especially spinach is full of all essential vitamins and mineral and all these elements are essential for the functioning of the brain.

Noor
Noor

Noor Mani is senior tech correspondent and renowned professional writer from Pakistani local Newspaper Weekly Multan. She is a P.E.C accredited Electronics Engineer and has wide vision over technology and local media industry scope. She is now a Managing Editor at Web.PK. You can email her at noor @ web.pk.

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